With a wealth of experience in the corporate and elite sports management sectors, Michael Brown’s appointment will prove beneficial both within the business and across the industry.

The role will see Brown working widely in both Australia and New Zealand focusing on business and corporate development and strategic planning across both the private and public sectors.

Most recently as the Chief Executive of Australia’s Best Regional Stadium at Kardinia Park, Brown was fundamental in securing in excess of $100 million in funding for the re-development of Stage 5 of the stadium.  

Commenting on Brown’s appointment, Managing Director of Ticketmaster Australia and New Zealand, Maria O’Connor said: “Michael Brown is one of the most respected executives in the industry and he brings with him incredible experience and leadership that will greatly benefit both the culture of Ticketmaster and our offering to partners.” 

On joining the company, Michael Brown said: “I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to join Ticketmaster who are the leaders in ticketing worldwide. I am very excited about working closely with Maria O’Connor and her team to have input into the future direction of the business.” 

In 1998 he was appointed Chief Executive at the Hawthorn Football Club. Brown spent ten years as the Deputy CEO of Cricket Australia, was Chief Executive Officer of the 2015 Asian Cup Australia and the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. 

He holds Adjunct Professorship at the University of Queensland and Deakin University and was recently appointed Chair of community organisation Reclink Australia. He is Chair of global marketing agency Bastion Collective.