Arena Group top-of-the-ladder changes


Arena Group changes of Executive Team Image: Arena Group

The Arena Group (UK) has revealed two exciting changes to its executive leadership team.

Dubai (UAE)-based the Arena Group is a vertically integrated global temporary structures and seating company, delivering market-leading products and services across various sectors.

With offices across the Europe, Middle East and the Asia region, as well as in the United States, the Arena Group has a global reach that continues to expand. Working with the world’s most iconic sporting organizations, cultural event organizers, venues and brands, the Arena Group deliver temporary event environments which enable extraordinary experiences.

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A ‘LinkedIn Post by Arena Group’ stated that Tom Evans, currently head honcho of Arena UK & Europe, has been named as the Chief Commercial Officer of the Arena Group.

And his successor will be Scott Hayward, currently Managing Director (MD) of Arena Overlay, who will now take over the reins as the top honcho of Arena UK, Europe & Overlay.

The ‘LinkedIn Post by Arena Group’ further stated that, “Throughout his career, Tom has overseen the delivery of some of the world’s biggest events in Asia, the Middle East, and United Kingdom and Europe, and has led Arena’s UK and Europe Division since 2020. Due to his proven track record and experience across the EMEA, Tom will use this global role to ensure our business regions are aligned commercially.”

Hayward, who joined Arena in September last year as the Managing Director of its newly formed Overlay Division, has helped deliver major events including the Commonwealth Games, the Rugby World Cup and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Before joining Arena last year, he served as the Head of Overlay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

Exulted Jon Tabeling, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Arena Group, “These are exciting changes within the senior team which we believe will help move us closer to our global vision – to be the global leader for large-scale temporary infrastructure and integrated event solutions.”

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