Football media group also hires Kate McGregor as head of client services
Football media group Copa90 has promoted Simon Joyce to chief business officer.
Joyce has been upped from head of global partnerships to the new role, taking over from James Kirkham who has left for a senior role in the music industry at Defected Records.
Joyce, who joined the the company as brand partnerships director in 2015, will join the Copa90 leadership team, with a brief to drive commercialisation across its portfolio of products and services.
Copa90 has also appointed Kate McGregor, previously at Engine Sport and Shine Communications, as its head of client services, working directly with Joyce.
McGregor joins at the end of January having spent seven years at Engine Sport, where she was head of communications. In November 2018 she took up the role of business director at agency Inkling Culture & Entertainment.
Tom Thirlwall, CEO of Copa90, said: “Simon’s promotion is more than deserved, he is one of the rising stars of this industry who has COPA90 in his DNA – he commands enormous respect from his peers and our client partners so I couldn’t be happier having him as part of the leadership group.
“We are also very excited about Kate’s appointment, she is a brilliant hire who is joining to support Simon and bring her experience to bear across a number of the new global clients wins and help build out a world class brand solutions competency.”