Stadium Experience Leadership Team Adds Three New Faces
Stadium Experience has added three brand new recruits to its Leadership Team, welcoming Jacqui Page from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, Jenni Ford from Coventry Building Society Arena and Marc Lee from Principality Stadium.
They join a team of expert industry volunteers who guide the management of Stadium Experience – a not-for-profit association, which works with over 40 major football, rugby and cricket venues across the UK. The Leadership Team meets regularly to discuss and guide the strategic direction of the association, which primarily aims to promote the use of stadium venues for conferences, meetings and events, as well as sharing ideas and best practice.
About Jacqui Page…
Jacqui is the Business Development Manager for Sodexo, working all Sodexo Live conference and event sites across the UK including Hampden Park, Newcastle United, Headingley Stadium and American Express Stadium Brighton to name a few. Jacqui has always had a background in hospitality and leisure and joined Sodexo 12 years ago as a venue Sales Manager. From there she progressed into a regional managers role before being made Head of Sales for Stadia before moving to business development. Jacqui loves the proactive side of the business and being out and about making new contacts and has recently made sustainability her specialist subject presenting at industry roadshows.
About Jenni Ford…
Jenni is the Director of Sales & Marketing at CBS Arena, home of Coventry City FC. After a successful retail career, in 2007 she started her career in the hospitality industry, with Southwater Event Group cross selling events, meetings, and hotels. In 2012 she joined DeVere Group and later Puma Hotels, travelling all over the UK promoting their portfolio. She joined the Coventry Building Society Arena in 2014 as Business Development Manager, before being promoted to Head of Sales and later becoming their Director of Sales & Marketing.
About Marc Lee…
Marc is the Sales Manager for Principality Stadium Experience in Cardiff, having joined the business in 2017. Formed in 2014 as a joint venture between the Welsh Rugby Union and Compass Group, Principality Stadium Experience is the only official provider of match day hospitality, conference and events and the delivery and provision of food and beverage to all spectators at all events within the grounds of Principality Stadium. Prior to his current role, Marc spent just under 6 years working for Manchester United FC in a Business Development role.
The Stadium Experience Leadership Team is a voluntary group of members who lead the strategic direction of the not-for-profit association. The team currently includes:
Collette Salmon – Sales Manager at Liverpool FC (Chair)
David Timms – Senior Business Development Manager at Chelsea FC (Vice-Chair)
Sue France – (Treasurer)
Nav Daine – Regional Manager (Retail Operations) at Chelsea FC (Public Catering Chair)
Aimee Richardson – Client Services Manager, UK & UAE at Provision Events
Jacqui Page – Business Development Manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events
Jenni Ford – Director of Sales & Marketing at CBS Arena
Marc Lee – Sales Manager for Principality Stadium Experience
Debbie Rigney – Marketing & PR Manager for Stadium Experience
Collette Salmon, Chair of Stadium Experience, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jacqui, Jenni and Marc into our Leadership Team. They bring a wealth of experience, covering many prestigious venues across the sector. Stadium Experience was founded over 20 years ago with the aim of sharing best practice and networking focusing purely on the conference and events side of the stadium business. In these challenging times, it’s great to bring new and experienced faces into our team, to continue driving our association forward and seeking out new opportunities for all of our stadium venue members.”