Live Nation Australasia has appointed Michael Coppel as chairman.
Coppel joined Live Nation Australasia in 2012, when Live Nation Entertainment acquired Michael Coppel Presents and merged it with Live Nation’s existing business in Australia and New Zealand. Since 2012, Coppel has served as president and chief executive officer and has led Live Nation’s expansion in the region, including the acquisitions of the mixitup sponsorship agency and Vector Arena in Auckland, winning the bid for the management of the Palais Theatre in Melbourne and most recently the acquisition of Secret Sounds.
In his role as chairman, Coppel will continue to service his longterm industry relationships, mentor the company’s growing promoter team in Australia and New Zealand and continue to look for opportunities to grow Live Nation’s business in the region.
Roger Field, previously chief operating officer, steps up to the role of chief executive officer of Live Nation Australasia and will be responsible for the day to day management of Live Nation’s concert business in Australia and New Zealand. Field will also maintain an ongoing contribution to the growth and development of Live Nation’s business in the region.