AEG Presents UK has appointed former Live Nation promoter Lee Laborde as senior vice president, with responsibility for overseeing its team of promoters. He will report to AEG Presents UK CEO Steve Homer and support with developing the long-term strategy for the division.

Laborde has a track record of working with artists from early stages in their career through to arena and stadium shows. Among the acts he has worked with are Dua Lipa, Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, Headie One, London Grammar, Nothing But Thieves, Daniel Caesar, Griff, Becky Hill and Gang Of Youths.

It is the latest in a flurry of appointments by AEG Presents, that has recently included Chris Wareing and Paris Harding to strengthen its work across hip hop and rap, Lucy Noble joining as its first artistic director, and Georgie Donnelly in the newly created position head of comedy.

Homer said, “Lee is someone I have known for many years and simply put he is one of the best in the business – the roster of artists he works with are testament to that. In 2022, our team delivered unprecedented success and his role will be instrumental in helping AEG Presents UK continue to grow and expand on this success even further.”

Laborde said the opportunity to lead AEG’s promoting division was “beyond exciting.”