BH Live is delighted to announce that from October 2010, Steve Piper will be joining the Executive Management Team as the new Head of Venues for BH Live.
Steve, who is currently Managing Director at the Brighton Centre, will lead the BH Live Venues Division (currently the Bournemouth International Centre and Pavilion), and be responsible for the overall performance of the venues which will include developing cultural events, conferencing, operations, sales and marketing.
He will be working closely with the Board and Executive Management Team of BH Live and be actively involved in developing town partnerships and representing BH Live on national industry bodies and forums.
Steve has extensive experience of the conference, exhibition and entertainment sectors as well as valuable commercial, programming and operational experience of major venues. Prior to his current role, which he held for twelve years, he spent eleven years at the Brighton Dome Theatre and Arts Complex, five of which as General Manager. Steve spent the early part of his career working in theatre and entertainment.
Peter Gunn, Chief Executive for BH Live said: “Steve’s unique mix of conference, exhibition, entertainment and theatre experience will be a real asset to BH Live and to Bournemouth as a whole and we are really looking forward to welcoming him into the team. We are very fortunate to have attracted someone of Steve’s calibre and feel that his appointment reflects the ambitions of BH Live as a new leisure and cultural trust for Bournemouth”
Steve Piper added: “I am really excited about taking on this new challenge in Bournemouth and am pleased to be joining the team in the early stages of the new organisation. I am particularly looking forward to working at such prestigious venues as the BIC and Pavilion and with a team of staff that I know to be of high quality and extremely committed.”
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