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Lord’s strengthens team with new appointments

New appointments
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owner of Lord’s Cricket Ground, has strengthened its hospitality and events teams with a string of new appointments.
Sophie Swallow joins the team as Hospitality Sales Manager from the London Cocktail Club where she held the position of Financial Controller. Sophie has extensive experience of working in the events industry, having worked at brand experience agency Sledge where she organised events for Royal Mail, Microsoft and Innocent.

She has also worked at Arsenal Football Club where she held the role of Diamond Club Manager. Sophie’s role at Lord’s will involve sales of corporate and private hospitality for all international and domestic matches in addition to private and match day boxes at the venue.  

Zoe Ward joins the team in the position of Meetings and Events Sales Manager from Fulham Football Club where she worked for nine years heading up event sales, as well as working on sales for match day hospitality. This included a year working for Delaware North at Fulham Football Club, rebranding the events side of the business. Zoe’s new role will see her managing meeting and events sales at Lord’s, utilising the event space and creating new business opportunities.  

James Glover is taking on the role of Hospitality Sales Executive from Laverstoke Park Farm where he worked as Account Manager for ex-Formula One World Champion Jody Scheckter. James’ new role will see him as the first point of contact for all incoming hospitality enquiries at Lord’s.  

Harry Reid joins the team as Meetings and Events Sales Executive from London venue the Amadeus where he worked in operations and sales. Harry’s new role will see him handling incoming event enquiries for the venue.  

Finally, Laurie Thompson has been promoted to the role of Event Co-ordinator from her previous role as Hospitality Co-ordinator at Lord’s. Laurie’s previous roles include working as a Hospitality Assistant at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) where she worked with a wider team to deliver the hospitality offer at the Aegon Championships at Queen’s and co-ordinated the LTA Wimbledon Ball.  

Commenting on the new team members Nick Kenton, Head of Sales for Meetings, Events and Hospitality at MCC, said: “Following England’s regaining of the Ashes, it’s been a great summer of events at Lord’s and we’re delighted to welcome a number of new team members to the fold. They bring a wealth of experience to Lord’s across both match day hospitality and meetings and events, so I’m excited to start working with them.”

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