Live Nation has tapped entertainment industry veteran Stuart Clumpas to oversee its New Zealand affiliate, a new role which leads a raft of executive appointments Down Under, Billboard can reveal.
The Scottish-born executive becomes chairman of Live Nation New Zealand, with Rick Latham (formerly operations manager) and Steve Wheadon (formerly production manager) named head of operations and head of production, respectively. At the same time, promoter Mark Kneebone rises to head of promotions, overseeing strategic event, talent development and marketing.
Latham and Wheadon will be responsible for overseeing operational and production for all Live Nation events in the territory and the pair will retain full oversight of the operations and production teams at the 12,000-capacity Spark Arena (formerly Vector Arena), which Live Nation bought into in 2015. Clumpas, co-founder of the U.K.'s T in the Park and V festivals, was director and part-owner in the Auckland venue.