Former LOCOG Ticketing Manager Paul Lemon Becomes Head of Business at Prestige Ticketing
By Community | November 25, 2012
The former ticketing and hospitality manager for the London 2012 Olympics, Paul Lemon has been named the head of business development at Prestige Ticketing, the official Olympics in-venue hospitality provider.
Lemon has more than 15 years experience in the sports ticketing and hospitality industry, having worked on a range of major events including five Olympic Games.
Paul’s most recent role was ticketing and hospitality manager for Locog, where he oversaw the successful implementation of all official travel and hospitality products, including the ground-breaking Prestige Ticketing programme.
Lemon was previously general manager of Sportsworld Group in Beijing where he worked with sponsors and National Olympic Committees on a range of complex hospitality programmes. He has also worked with rights holders and sponsors at FIFA World Cups and IRB Rugby World Cups.
He said: “Having worked with Prestige Ticketing over the last few years, I’ve been really impressed by their long term view and their desire to constantly improve the quality of major sports event hospitality. On the back of a very successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, it is important we continue to set new standards in hospitality for all event stakeholders so that real value is delivered against their investment. Prestige Ticketing clearly share this vision so I’m excited about joining the team and the opportunities that lie ahead to create word class hospitality programmes at some of the world’s most prestigious events.”
Alan Gilpin, CEO, Prestige Ticketing, added: “As Prestige Ticketing embarks on the next step of its journey following the success of London 2012, we are delighted to have Paul in our talented team. He brings with him a wealth of commercial and operational hospitality experience and I have no doubt that he will make a significant and positive contribution to our business.”