Jacky Isaac appointed interim CEO of ACL
5 Oct 2012
5th October 2012
Jacky Isaac to take the reins at Ricoh Arena
Jacky Isaac has been appointed Interim Chief Executive of Arena Coventry Limited (ACL), the company that manages the Ricoh Arena.
Isaac, currently Managing Director of IEC Experience and Human Resources Director for Arena Coventry Limited, has been appointed to the role while a permanent replacement is recruited for outgoing Chief Executive Daniel Gidney.
A senior member of the Ricoh Arena's management team, she will provide continuity in the day-to-day running of the business.
Gidney is leaving the Ricoh after six years at the helm, having helped position it as one of the leading business, entertainment and sport venues in Europe.
Chair of the ACL Board Nicholas Carter said: "We are fortunate to have such a high calibre team working at the Ricoh Arena that Jacky can step up to fill Daniel's shoes while we recruit a suitable replacement.
"Few people know the business like Jacky, and she will provide first class management and continuity throughout the transition.
“It's very much business as usual at the Ricoh Arena, and Jacky and her team will be continuing Daniel's work to position the Ricoh as a world-class destination for business, entertainment and sport."
Bidding farewell to Gidney, he added: "We are hugely grateful to Daniel for his time at the Ricoh Arena. He has done a great deal for the Arena and the city of Coventry and we wish him all the best with Lancashire County Cricket Club.”
Notes to editors
Jacky Isaac will take up the interim chief executive role on 1 November 2012.
Jacky joined the Ricoh Arena in 2007 having worked in the Sports Leisure and Hospitality Division for Compass Group UK in HR with responsibility for 36,000 casual workers and headed major events for labour planning and labour logistics.
She was previously Head of Corporate Human Resources for Delaware North Company UK and worked as a consultant at Manchester United, the NEC and Middlesbrough Football Club.
She is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, with an excess of 20 years of experience in this sector. Jacky was voted Team Player of the Year at the Stadium Business Awards 2011.
IEC Experience Limited is the joint venture company between ACL and Compass Group UK.