AEG Europe ups John Langford, Emma Bownes & Paul Reeve to key roles

Board of AEG Europe. (C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd.

AEG Europe has promoted John Langford, Paul Reeve and Emma Bownes.

Langford, currently Vice President and General Manager of The O2 becomes Chief Operating Officer and Paul Reeve, currently Finance Director of The O2 & The SSE Arena, Wembley is now Chief Financial Officer.

Emma Bownes, currently Programming Director has been promoted to the newly created role of Vice President of Programming across AEG’s European venue portfolio.

Their appointments follow the recent news that Alex Hill will take over as President of AEG Europe from January 1, 2019.

Langford joined AEG in November 2016 as Vice President and General Manager of The O2.

Prior to joining The O2, he was Director of Live Entertainment for the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.

His new role will be based at AEG Europe’s King Street headquarters from January 1, 2019.

Reeve joined AEG over five years ago as the Financial Director of The O2 and The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Prior to joining AEG Paul held senior European finance roles in media at Dentsu Aegis and WPP plc.

Bownes is currently Programming Director for The O2, and The SSE Arena, Wembley and has worked for AEG Europe for 8 years, programming, developing and curating content for London’s two largest arenas.

She most recently programmed a run of shows to celebrate The O2’s 10th birthday which included performances from Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, alt-J, Celine Dion and Jamiroquai.

She will remain based at The O2, starting the new role from January 2019.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with John, Paul and Emma in continuing our vision of excellence across our portfolio of European Venues.”

Alex Hill, AEG

Alex Hill (pictured inset) said: “I’m looking forward to working closely with John, Paul and Emma in continuing our vision of excellence across our portfolio of European Venues and other live entertainment and sports properties.”

Langford added: “We’ve got amazing venues and superb people across the AEG global family, and I’m really proud that I can continue to play a key part in delivering on our vision to give the world a reason to cheer.”

Reeve said: “I’m hugely excited by this opportunity to shape the business priorities and commercial growth of AEG Europe alongside Alex and the talented European management team.”

Bownes added: “It’s an honour to be recognised in this way by AEG and I’m looking forward to focussing on programming across all of our venues in Europe.

“With the way European touring is developing this is a brilliant opportunity for us to be joining forces and making planning simpler for our promoters.”

Pictured [Left to Right]: John Langford, Emma Bownes, Paul Reeve.Music Business Worldwide

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