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Ticketek hires Danny Hannaford as UK GM

TEG-owned ticketing firm Ticketek has announced the appointment of Danny Hannaford as its UK general manager.

Hannaford, who brings more than 13 years’ experience in ticketing operations, and was most recently in charge of ticketing strategy & digital delivery for London’s The O2.

He previously led ticketing for Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo and multiple special event projects at AEG Presents, as well as heading up Global Live.

Hannaford also launched and headed up Twickets Australia and was the lead on global ticketing operations at Dice.

“In addition to Danny’s extensive ticketing knowledge he has a demonstrated track record of digital transformation and innovation”

“Danny is an experienced and accomplished ticketing executive who will lead our UK team with commitment, integrity and passion,” says Ticketek MD Cameron Hoy. “In addition to Danny’s extensive ticketing knowledge he has a demonstrated track record of digital transformation and innovation and I look forward to his contribution to our global ticketing leadership team.”

Ticketek became one of the five divisions that comprise TEG Europe, alongside TEG Live Europe, TEG Venues, Propaganda and Ovation, after Australasian live entertainment powerhouse TEG consolidated the company’s UK-based operations into a single entity.

“I am delighted to be joining Ticketek UK and have the opportunity to work with a business that thinks differently about ticketing,” adds Hannaford. “I am really looking forward to and joining a great team that is already delivering impressive growth in this market.”

 


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Twickets to launch in Australia

Twickets, the face-value ticket exchange of the moment, has made its first international hire as it prepares to launch in Australia.

Danny Hannaford, formerly head of ticketing at Global Live, today became the UK-based company’s head of Australia – its second international operation, following the launch of Twickets Spain in partnership with promoter Doctor Music.

Twickets founder Richard Davies earlier this month told IQ the company was gearing up for further international expansion after raising more than £1.2 million on crowdfunding site Seedrs.

The hiring of Hannaford comes at a time when several Australian promoters are demanding government action on ticket touting. Prior to joining Global Live in 2014, Hannaford was ticketing manager at AEG-owned primary agency AXS.

“It’s an honour to be part of something truly changing the industry for the better, and we are already having exciting conversations with some of Australia’s leading industry figures”

He comments: “Richard and I, along with the whole Twickets team, are looking forward to launching this new venture and helping event organisers, artists and fans exchange tickets fairly and safely. It’s an honour to be part of something truly changing the industry for the better, and we are already having exciting conversations with some of Australia’s leading industry figures.”

Davies adds: “We are very excited about the launch in Australia and to welcome Danny to the team. Having someone as experienced in the ticketing market as him to head up the Australian operation is a big step towards Twickets’ goals for international development in 2017.”

Twickets, which has more than 500,000 active users, is the official reseller for several high-profile artists, including Adele, One Direction and Mumford & Sons, and counts among its recent investors Marcus Russell and Alec McKinlay of Ignition Management (Noel Gallagher, Catfish and the Bottlemen), Closer Artists (James Bay, George Ezra, James Morrison) and Chrysalis Records founder Chris Wright CBE.

 


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