John Farrell has joined Arena Group’s senior management team as the new group COO. As the Arena Group continues to grow both organically and through acquisitions, Farell’s appointment adds an additional resource to support the company’s management and leadership teams given the ever-increasing international size and spread of the business.
Reporting to Arena Group’s CEO, Greg Lawless, Farrell, who brings a tremendous business track record to the Group, most recently worked for Morrison Utility Services managing the acquisition and integration of several acquisitions projects throughout the UK. His development of large scale integrated contracts saw him leading over 2,500 people delivering complex infrastructure services to blue chip clients.
Lawless says: “ We are delighted to have secured the appointment of John as his breadth of business experience will further bolster a strong senior management team and enhance the Group’s international expansion capabilities in line with our ambitious growth and acquisition plans.
Farrell adds: “I join Arena Group at an exciting time given the most recent growth of the business which includes the addition of the five year contract for the PGA Championships in the US as well as the recent acquisition of Wernick Event’s seating and mass participation divisions. I look forward to working with the board to help oversee further expansion of the Group’s international offering to the events industry and continuing to put our customers and people at the heart of what we do.”