Populous announce new Co-Chairman

By iSportconnect | March 23, 2016

International stadia and arena architects Populous has announced that Peter Rigby, there formerly Chief Executive of Informa Plc, is to join the company as co-chairman of its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Peter joins existing chairman, founder and senior principal Rod Sheard in overseeing the development of Populous’ business in EMEA. 

In addition, senior principal Christopher Lee has been promoted to Managing Director.

Christopher has worked for Populous in Australia, the United States and Europe and been involved in the design of more than 30 stadia including the ANZ Stadium for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in London and the Estadio das Dunas for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He is currently leading the company’s projects in Qatar and for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Rod Sheard, co-chairman and founder, Populous, said: “Looking ahead, we want to continue our focus on excellence and innovation. We are structuring our business to best support our clients’ growing needs; to be able to work in diverse markets and to stay ahead of market demands.

“I have known Peter personally for many years and admired the way he steered Informa’s growth into a hugely successful global media group. I have no doubt that his enthusiasm, enterprise and strategic counsel will help Populous maintain and develop its leading position in the design of world-class facilities and events.”

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