Global ticketer AXS has named venue management professional Andrew Travis as CEO of AXS Australia and New Zealand. Travis joins the AXS from his previous role as COO of Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) precinct.
In his new position, Travis will be tasked with introducing AXS and its technology to local venues, promoters, artists and fans, according to the AEG-owned ticketer. AXS processes over $3.5 billion in transactions annually throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and powers the ticketing experience for some of the most iconic venues in the world, including O2 Arena in London, Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
At M&OP, Travis was responsible for the development and operation of the world-renowned live sport and entertainment precinct. The entertainment area is home to the Australian Open plus venues including Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park (for which Travis led the client team overseeing its $268m construction), John Cain Arena, Margaret Court Arena and more.
“I am delighted to be joining the team at AXS and to have been given the opportunity to lead this exciting expansion into the Australia and NZ market,” said Travis in a release. “I look forward to super serving venues to optimise their ticketing operations and drive improved customer outcomes and satisfaction.”
“We are thrilled to have Andrew lead AXS’ entry into the vibrant Australian and New Zealand live event market,” added Los Angeles-based AXS chief executive Bryan Perez. “His extensive experience as an industry leader in sports and entertainment venues gives him a keen insight into their goals and ambitions and the challenges they’ve had realising them. He is the right person to help AXS address those challenges in a new and innovative way to the benefit of fans, artists and team throughout the region.”
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