AEG Presents has announced the appointment of Simon Jones to the newly created position of senior vice president, live music international.

AEG Presents is the live music division of global entertainment company AEG, and the new role will see Jones building the division’s global presence following the opening of their Paris office in 2018.

He will head up the international promoting operations for AEG Presents UK, expanding the company’s international touring footprint across the US, Europe Asia and the Middle East.

Jones commented: “I’ve enjoyed building the international touring arm of our UK office in recent years; it’s a major passion of mine and I’m excited to continue and expand this even further, with some incredible shows and tours to announce soon.

“What we have achieved since AEG Presents launched in the UK has been phenomenal and I’m certain we can keep upping the ante both her and around the world.

“The artists that work with us are always at the core of our thinking when planning tours and shows and that is reflected in the calibre of artists and their teams that we work with.”

Jones currently has a series of major shows taking place this year and into 2019 including Shawn Mendes’ European tour, the Ed Sheeran South Africa stadium tour, Asian tours for Khalid and Calum Scott, and UK tours for Jess Glynne, Tom Odell and the Vamps.

His promoting career began early, when from the age of 20 he was running gigs across his native Kent while studying at Greenwich University. He worked to help launch the O2 in Kent and has risen through the ranks since then.