ASM Global appoints Aussie venue veteran Paul Sergeant to co-head new Singapore hub
ASM Global has expanded its Asia Pacific presence with a new Singapore regional headquarters and veteran Aussie executive Paul Sergeant, OBE is tapped as one of its two leaders.
Sergeant previously ran Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium (now Marvel Stadium), Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena and Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, as well as Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena in London and Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in the past 35 years.
His new role in Singapore is as executive vice president of operations.
He is joined by Ed Sanderson, who has 20 years of experience in venues and facilities across Asia, and is now Singapore’s executive vice president of venue development.
They start their roles by end of the year, the company said.
The Singapore hub is part of ASM Global’s overall expansion in the Asian region.
ASM Global APAC’s Brisbane-based chairman and chief executive Harvey Lister AM, revealed the company has confirmed it will manage six future arenas.
At the same time, to underline the region’s huge potential, he pointed to ASM’s recently unveiled 110,000sqm Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, while its under-construction Kai Tak Sports Park is described as “the most important sports infrastructure in Hong Kong.”
The 28-hectare park features a 50,000-seat main stadium and a 10,000-capacity indoor arena.
“This is an exciting development and reinforcement of the importance of this region to our organization and the expansion of our regionally based business activities,” Lister said.
“Having our ASM Global APAC industry professionals like Paul and Ed on the ground will bring a wealth of local knowledge and experience to our operations.”