Frontier Touring Recruits Kylie Jeffrey and Claire Marshall Ahead of ‘Bumper Season of Concerts’
As the shackles come off Australia’s live sector after two-plus years in deep freeze, Frontier Touring expands its team.
The independent concerts giant taps Kylie Jeffrey and Claire Marshall, ahead of what the company anticipates will be a “bumper season of concerts” across 2022 and 2023.
With effect from July 11, Jeffrey joins Frontier as ticketing director, working across the business’ broad range of tours.
A live entertainment industry veteran with 25 years’ experience including ticketing and event operations, Jeffrey joins from Ticketek, where she served as national tours manager.
Her career highlights, according to a statement, include working on Ed Sheeran’s record breaking Divide tour of 2018, Robbie Williams’ stadium tour in 2006, Elton John’s 2019/2020 Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, Prince’s final tour in 2016, Live Earth in 2007, the fundraising Fire Fight 2020, and runs by P!NK, One Direction and Taylor Swift.
In her new role, Jeffrey reports to Frontier Touring COO Susan Heymann and works closely with the company’s ticketing expert Mary Bainbridge and tour operations director Ingrid Hook.
Also joining the team Monday (July 4) is Marshall, who is named as partnerships director, bringing more than 20 years’ experience as a partnerships and marketing executive in the media and entertainment industries.
Marshall had a 17-year stint with Nova Entertainment, where she climbed the ladder several times, becoming music marketing director for the commercial network in 2014, with duties for music partnerships and developing its Red Room and Feel Good Night live platforms.
In 2020, she moved into major-label land, with a shift to Sony Music Entertainment in the position of senior director, catalogue streaming & strategic partnerships.
At Frontier, she reports to CMCO Reegan Stark.
The two hires complement a team that was realigned in recent months ahead of what’s shaping to a be blockbuster period of touring, following the lifting of COVID restrictions and the resumption of international travel.
“Frontier is built on its great people,” explains Frontier Touring CEO Dion Brant, “and with these appointments we are bringing in two of the best as we look to some exciting touring times ahead.”
The Melbourne-based concerts specialist has a busy calendar for the months ahead, including the exclusive Billy Joel concert at the MCG, Ed Sheeran’s 13-date stadium run, a sold-out 24-date Jim Jefferies tour, sold-out Billie Eilish concerts, and much more.