Ross Robertson has joined Arena UK EMEA as managing director of the structures division.

Tom Evans, chief operating officer EMEA at Arena, said: “Arena Group is taking on a new look as we bounce back from the pandemic, and I am sure that Ross is the right person to steer the structures division, bringing great experience to achieve ambitious expansion beyond our core events sector.

“Arena’s structures division is gearing up for an incredibly busy 2022 across a wide range of events, and we are investing in our team to support our project directors, managers and site crews’ delivery of amazing events on behalf of clients.”

Arena’s structures team is currently on site building Europe’s largest temporary triple-decker hospitality structure for the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and next year will also provide temporary infrastructure to many prestigious projects including  The Randox Grand National, Wimbledon Championships, The Open, and The Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

On his appointment, Robertson said: “It is fabulous that my career pinnacle sees me return to Arena, where my temporary structures journey began. Arena is an amazingly well-respected brand with a fantastic team of event professionals who I’m looking forward to working alongside.

“Paul Berger (Arena EMEA CEO) and Tom have shared their exciting vision for Arena, presenting a great opportunity to stretch myself and take on new challenges to develop and deliver their business strategy into the demountable industrial structures sector.”

Robertson joins the company from Field and Lawn where he held the position of commercial director.