Wembley Stadium has appointed ex-Sunderland FC commercial director Gary Hutchinson to the newly created role of head of venue sales and commercial partnerships.
Hutchinson moves to the capital after leading the concert business at Stadium Of Light in Sunderland, where he helped bring superstar acts such as Beyoncé, Coldplay, Take That, Foo Fighters and Bruce Springsteen to the North East venue. He was commercial director for the past five years.
In addition, Liam Boylan, who joined Wembley from SJM Concerts in early 2015, has been made stadium general manager. Danielle Russell, the venue's partnership development manager, music and new events, will be responsible for bookings, working with Hutchinson.
"We have a great music calendar ahead of us which will currently see Stone Roses and ELO come to Wembley as well as four nights of Adele - and more to come," said Russell. "I will continue as partnership development manager, music and new events, working with Gary to bring in the best of music to the stadium, whilst Liam and his team will work alongside us, hand in hand, to ensure that event delivery is at its optimum too."
News of the appointments follow the departure earlier this week of Wembley's long-serving music boss and head of business development, Jim Frayling. Events director Lindsey Jackson also exited at the end of 2016.
Pictured (L-R): Liam Boylan, Danielle Russell and Gary Hutchinson