Ticketek CEO Geoff Jones has left the Australian ticketing company after more than two years in the role.

Jones, who took the reins at Ticketek in June 2007, has joined sports management group Sports and Entertainment Ltd (SEL) in a director capacity.

Prior to his arrival at Ticketek, Jones held various senior executive positions at beverage company the Foster's Group and spent six years with entertainment marketing firm IMG.

Ticketek CFO Chris Charleson has been named as acting CEO. An announcement on the appointment of a permanent CEO is expected to be made soon, the company says.

Owned by Australian media and entertainment group PBL Media, Sydney-based Ticketek claims to sell more than 15 million tickets to upwards of 13,000 events across Australia and New Zealand annually.