The executive committee has appointed Roger Field, President at Live Nation Asia Pacific, and Geoff Jones, Chief Executive Officer of TEG, as Co-Chairs to lead the development of LEIF’s strategy.
LEIF has been formed by Australia’s biggest Promoters of Entertainment and Sport, Venue Managers, and Key Peak Bodies. LEIF’s executive committee includes the bosses of TEG, Live Nation, Frontier Touring, Chugg Entertainment, AEG Presents, Michael Cassel Group, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Sydney Cricket Ground, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust, Adelaide Oval, ASM Global, Venues West, Venues Live, Live Performance Australia, Venue Management Association and the Australian Festivals Association.
The executive committee has appointed veteran sports administrator James Sutherland as Chair to lead the development of LEIF’s strategy.
About Roger Field
Roger Field was appointed President of Live Nation Asia Pacific in September 2020 and is responsible for the Live Nation division across Asia Pacific which includes 11 markets. In this role, Roger leads a team that adapts to the ever-increasing demands of the touring business and is responsible for the division’s strategy and growth.
Prior to this appointment, Roger served as CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand and was responsible for the company’s performance and hugely successful touring roster along with a diversified and thriving VIP offering, brand partnerships with the likes of Vodafone, Optus, NAB and American Express. Over recent years, the company has formed a number of strategic partnerships with government and private entities such as Secret Sounds, Unified, Onelove and Hardware, to operate venues such as Palais Theatre (Melbourne), Spark Arena (Auckland), Fortitude Music Hall (Brisbane) and launch new festivals Download and Festival X.
Prior to joining Live Nation, Roger worked in various positions for Michael Coppel Presents, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, Ticketek and Stoll Moss Theatres in London.
About Geoff Jones
Geoff Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of TEG and the architect of the company’s integrated model across live entertainment, ticketing and technology.
Geoff’s association with the company began in 2007 when he was appointed CEO of Ticketek. He spent three years aggressively growing Ticketek’s market share, partnerships and ticketing technology innovation. After a stint as a Partner and Director of SEL, one of Australia’s leading sports and entertainment companies, Geoff returned in 2011 to lead the diversification of Ticketek and its affiliated companies into touring and data analytics.
TEG has expanded rapidly under Geoff’s leadership to become a global leader in live entertainment, ticketing and technology. Geoff has previously held senior executive roles at IMG and Foster’s.
LEIF Executive Committee Members:
- Andrew Daniels, CEO, Adelaide Oval SMA
- Daryl Kerry, CEO, ANZ Stadium, Venues Live
- David Etherton, CEO, Venues West
- Dion Brant, COO, Frontier Touring/Chugg Entertainment/AEG Presents
- Evelyn Richardson, CEO, Live Performance Australia
- Geoff Jones, CEO, TEG / TEG Dainty / Ticketek
- Harvey Lister, Chairman and Chief Executive, ASM Global
- John Harnden, Chief Executive, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust
- Julia Robinson, GM, Australian Festival Association
- Kerrie Mather, CEO, SCG Trust
- Michael Cassel, CEO/Producer, Michael Cassel Group
- Roger Field, CEO, Live Nation Australasia
- Steve Harper, Chair, Venue Management Association
- Stuart Fox, CEO, Melbourne Cricket Club/Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Todd Harris, CEO, Stadiums Queensland
- Travis Auld, Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of Clubs and Broadcasting, AFL
Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF) would like to Acknowledge and pay respect to all First Nations peoples of this land, past, present and future. We acknowledge that their Sovereignty has not been ceded.
We would also like to acknowledge the impact of this time to First Nations Peoples within live events. First Nations participation and performance in live events plays a crucial part in the fabric of this land and has done so for thousands of years.
We also acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 on First Nations peoples and in particular the impact on their practice of culture including participation and performance in live events. Through this difficult time we encourage you to support the work of First Nations peoples across the sector, as we consider their uniquely special value that is critical and central to culture and life on this land.