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Toby Leighton-Pope to lead revamped TEG Europe

By | Published on Tuesday 2 August 2022


Australia-based live music firm TEG has appointed Toby Leighton-Pope to be Managing Director of its recently revamped European division. He will oversee the operations and strategic direction of said division, with plans for rapid expansion.

TEG was already active in Europe and especially the UK, in particular via MJR, the Bristol-based venue operator and concert promoter it acquired in 2019. Last month it announced a rejig of its various Europe-based interests, more closely aligning its tour promotion, venue, ticketing and data operations, as well as the indie club night brand Propaganda.

Leighton-Pope has previously worked for both Live Nation and AEG, most recently at the latter as co-CEO of AEG Presents UK. It was confirmed back in January that he’d stepped down from that role to “pursue other interests”.

In his new job, he’ll work alongside Richard Buck – co-founder of the aforementioned MJR, who became CEO of TEG-MJR after the 2019 acquisition – and who will now head up European touring and Middle Eastern partnerships for the revamped TEG Europe.

Confirming the new appointment, TEG CEO Geoff Jones said: “Toby’s outstanding record in the live entertainment industry speaks for itself. His ideas, connections and infectious enthusiasm make him the perfect choice to lead the further expansion of TEG’s successful integrated model into the vibrant UK and European markets”.

Meanwhile Leighton-Pope himself confirmed he is double THRILLED about his new job, which is pretty damn thrilling. “I am THRILLED to join TEG as Managing Director of TEG Europe”, he said. “In the past decade, Geoff and his team have built TEG from Australia’s leading ticketing company, Ticketek, into an increasingly global and leading player in live entertainment, ticketing, venue, digital and data”.

“I am THRILLED to be working with the talented and passionate TEG Europe team, including Richard Buck, who is taking on a vital role for us as head of European touring and Middle East partnerships”, he added. “We have a huge opportunity to grow our business and build on TEG’s enduring track record of touring success in concerts, sport, festivals, theatre, musicals, exhibitions, family entertainment, comedy and e-sports, and Ticketek’s 40+ years experience ticketing major international events and partnering with the world’s premiere venues”.