NAA Elects Huckstep As Chairman

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The United Kingdom’s National Arena Association has elected Geoff Huckstep, the current CEO of the National Ice Centre and Nottingham Arena, as chairman.

Huckstep succeeds Wembley Arena GM Peter Tudor, who has reached the end of his three-year tenure as chairman, but will remain in the NAA’s board of directors.

“I am looking forward to working with the members of the association and with the promoters to deliver the best possible service to the ticket-buying public at a time when attending live events has never been so popular,” Huckstep said in a statement, according to Billboard.

Phil Mead, deputy director of events and exhibitions at Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, is deputy chairman of the NAA.

The National Arena Association represents 14 venues throughout the U.K., with a combined capacity of 140,000 seats. Its members sold more than 6 million tickets in 2004. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers