Paul Latham (Chair)

Paul Latham (Chair)

Chief Operating Officer

Paul joined Apollo Leisure on his 24th birthday on 24th September 1984, in the role of Assistant Theatre Manager at the Apollo Theatre Oxford. At the time, Apollo had only six theatres.

By 1999, when Apollo Leisure was sold to SFX there were 80 venues in the portfolio including theatres, music venues, arenas, cinemas, bingo halls and leisure centres. In that time Paul had Managerial stints in Oxford, Bristol, Coventry, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cardiff and London.

Following the 1999 acquisition by SFX, and subsequent sale to Clear Channel (that then spun off to become Live Nation) Paul held roles heading venue operations, promotions, ticketing, festivals across the world (excluding the U.S.). In 2011 Paul became the Chief Operating Officer for LNE across the UK & Ireland.

During his career Paul has event managed and operated three Eurovision Song Concerts, MTV Music Awards, three Royal Variety Performances, the World Premiere of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance and Artist and Royal security at Live Aid.

For the last 8 years Paul has also been the Chairman of the charity, Creative & Cultural Skills, which aims to give young people opportunities to get jobs in the creative industries. Paul is also the Chairman of UK Live Music, a part of UK Music that represents the music industry with the Government and influential lobbyists.

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