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New Chief Executive of National Ice Centre and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham


Martin Ingham, previously Deputy CEO and Finance Director of the National Ice Centre and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, has been appointed Chief Executive at the East Midlands premier sport and entertainment venue from 1st January 2017, following six months in the role on an interim basis.

Martin has worked in a senior management role at the venue since 2002 with responsibilities that include Finance, Ticketing and working closely with promoters to book Arena events, helping to put Nottingham into the Top 50 Arenas in the world for entertainment. He has been instrumental in setting up the venue’s successful National Merchandise concession that operates in various UK venues, including six Arenas and a number of festivals. Martin is also currently Chairman of the National Arenas Association (NAA), having been appointed in January 2016.

Mich Stevenson OBE DL, Chairman of the National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham said: “I have really enjoyed working closely with Martin over the past six months and have been impressed with the way that he has led the Company through a smooth transition since Geoff Huckstep’s retirement in the summer. The Board are delighted to endorse Martin with his appointment to Chief Executive, a role which he has clearly demonstrated he is more than capable of performing. There are exciting challenges ahead and we are confident that Martin is the right person to lead our wonderful team of staff.”

Martin Ingham said: “I have loved working at this superb venue from day one. The combination of delivering both sport, from social activity to competitive and Olympic level athletes, and world class entertainment, including concerts, comedy, sport and family shows, is unique and utterly compelling to work within. When you add in a team of staff that display such extraordinary skills, dedication, tenacity, creativity and humour that the complexities of our industry demand then it is an even greater privilege to be appointed to the role. I am really looking forward to developing the relationships with our extensive range of stakeholders to ensure that we continue to further improve the range and quality of our services. We have numerous exciting projects already in the pipeline and the whole team are looking forward to delivering these for the benefit of all our customers, the City of Nottingham and the East Midlands region as a whole.”

Posted on 09 January 2017

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