Andy Gibb Exits Managing Director Role At Ricoh Arena

COVENTRY, UK (CelebrityAccess) — As part of a restructuring that includes a merger between stadium operator and parent company Wasps Rugby Union, the stadium's staff is seeing a shakeup that includes the exit of its managing director.

According to the Coventry Telegraph, Gibb, himself a former rugby player who has been managing director at the venue since 2015, is exiting from his post at the stadium.

Nick Eastwood, Wasps Group chief executive, said: “As we are all aware, we have made huge strides in the last two-and-a-half years since Wasps acquired the Ricoh Arena.

“For the next stage of its development and growth, we need to complete the merger of the two organizations so that we operate as a single business entity.

“On that basis, we have agreed with Andy Gibb that it makes sense for him to move on from the business and seek bigger and better opportunities elsewhere.

“Andy has played a pivotal role in the success of the move and the development of the ACL business and we wish him all the very best for the next stage of his career.”

Following the restructuring, the Wasps and Ricoh Arena will operate as a single business, though they will remain independent legal entities, the Telegraph reported.