Events contractor Arena Group has appointed John Farrell as its new COO.
The company says the appointment comes as the Group adds resource to grow again, both organically and through acquisitions.
Farrell will be reporting to Group CEO, Greg Lawless, and most recently worked for Morrison Utility Services, managing the integration of a number of acquisitions projects throughout the UK.
Farrell has also worked at both Amey plc and Enterprise plc. His development of large scale integrated contracts saw him leading over 2,500 people delivering complex infrastructure services to blue chip clients.
Lawless says: “We are delighted to have secured the appointment of John as his breadth of business experience will further bolster a strong senior management team and enhance the Group’s international expansion capabilities in line with our ambitious growth and acquisition plans.”
Farrell adds: “I join Arena Group at an exciting time given the most recent growth of the business which includes the addition of the five year contract for the PGA Championships in the US as well as the recent acquisition of Wernick Event’s seating and mass participation divisions. I look forward to working with the board to help oversee further expansion of the Group’s international offering to the events industry and continuing to put our customers and people at the heart of what we do.”