The e-commerce giant's UK ticketing business appears to be gearing up for a US launch as it bids to become "Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company"
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Wilson, who had been with Amazon since May 2014, has, like Jason Carter, left the company to "take some time off from full-time employment"
By Jon Chapple on 18 Aug 2017
Geraldine Wilson, the Amazon UK exec who had led the company’s ticketing business for more than three years, has stepped down, IQ has learnt.
Wilson was removed as a director of Amazon Online UK Ltd on 4 August, and an Amazon spokesperson confirmed today she has “decided to leave Amazon Tickets for personal reasons and to take some time off from full-time employment”.
Wilson joined Amazon UK in May 2014 as general manager of its Amazon Local business, which marked the ecommerce giant’s first foray into ticketing, initially via partnerships with several West End theatres. Amazon Tickets was spun out as a standalone division in September 2015, with Wilson becoming GM.
The service has since grown to offer tickets for most major UK tours, become the official presale partner of AEG’s British Summer Time festival and is in the process of being launched in the US.
Wilson’s exit follows that of Prime Live Events boss Jason Carter, who similarly left for personal reasons and to “take time off from full-time employment” in June. Prior to his resignation, Carter headed up Amazon’s first self-promoted concert series, announced in May as exclusively available to Amazon Prime subscribers.
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