Britain’s leading live events company, NEC Group (“Group”), has officially announced the arrival of Paul Reeve as its new Chief Financial Officer.
The news follows the announcement of his appointment in July, along with the Group’s new CEO, Melanie Smith CBE, who was welcomed to the Group last month.
Prior to joining the Group, Paul spent 10 years at Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), where he was the European CFO responsible for their venue, ticketing, tour and festival operations across the region. In addition to his work in live events, Paul has also held a range of senior finance roles in advertising and media at WPP plc and Dentsu. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC. He therefore brings significant experience in the UK and European entertainment and media sectors, plus a strong background in driving commercial and operational value.
CEO of NEC Group, Melanie Smith CBE, said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul to the NEC Group. Paul is a respected financial leader with a strong track record of driving commercial and operational performance. Paul brings excellent experience in live events, ticketing and venue management, which will be key to unlocking the next phase of our growth.”
Commenting on his appointment, Reeve added: “The Group is entering a new, transformative era and I am delighted to be joining at this exciting time, supporting Melanie and the team in taking the business to new heights. I look forward to exploring how we can maximize efficiency and profitable growth.”
The Group connects approximately seven million people annually through shared experiences in business, live entertainment, sports and leisure at more than 750 events.