Paul Lemon, former London 2012 Ticketing and Hospitality Manager, joins Prestige Ticketing as Head of Business Development

LONDON, UK; 21 November 2012: Prestige Ticketing, the organisation that provided the official in-venue hospitality at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is pleased to announce that Paul Lemon has joined as Head of Business Development.

Paul joins Prestige Ticketing with over 15 years experience in the sports ticketing and hospitality industry, having worked all over the world on a range of major events including five Olympic Games.

Paul’s most recent role was Ticketing and Hospitality Manager for the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), where he oversaw the successful implementation of all official travel and hospitality products, including the groundbreaking Prestige Ticketing programme.

Prior to working with LOCOG, Paul was General Manager of Sportsworld Group in Beijing where he worked with a number of sponsors and National Olympic Committees on a range of complex hospitality programmes. Paul has also worked extensively with rights holders and sponsors at FIFA World Cups and IRB Rugby World Cups.

Commenting on his appointment, Paul Lemon, 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, Chief Operating Officer, Prestige Ticketing, said: “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.”