Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9).

Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). Australian-born MacTaggart will continue to be based in Auckland, New Zealand, where he is currently GM of Vector Arena, which is due to open mid-2006.

MacTaggart reports to Michael Jacobsen, Sydney-based CEO of Arena Management. He replaces Tim Worton who leaves tomorrow (Dec. 8) after eight years to become Group GM at Brisbane, Australia-based Ogden IFC Arena Network from Dec. 12.

Ogden IFC manages arenas and theaters in Australia and Asia. Its major Australian venues are the Newcastle Entertainment Center, Sydney Telstra Stadium and Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Worton reports to managing directors Harvey Lister and Rod Philbeam.