Former SECC CEO Sharkey joins SMG

Former Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) CEO John Sharkey has been appointed as executive vice president, European operations for SMG.

Former SECC CEO Sharkey joins SMG
Former SECC CEO Sharkey joins SMG

Sharkey, who left the SECC in April 2014, will be responsible for SMG’s existing business operations in Europe, as well as business development in Europe and Asia.

Sharkey said: "I have been privileged during my career with great opportunities and EVP European Operations carries on that succession.

"I am joining a business which has been on a growth curve through strong and weak economic cycles as a result of great strength and depth."

Since leaving the SECC, Sharkey has been operating in a consultancy role to the conference, exhibition and entertainment industry.

SMG is the UK’s largest arena operator, managing more than 55,000 seats in four territories.

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