Jen joins from the ASM Global operated first direct Arena in Leeds, where she has spent the past 5 years working as General Manager, leading the team successfully through an array of industry challenges and venue enhancements. With 23+ years working in the venue and entertainment industry, Jen’s varied career includes working with venues and festivals from 400 seats to 80,000, with teams ranging from 30 to 800 staff. With a career that has taken her around the world, Jen has worked in Qatar, Australia, and several venues and organisations around the UK, including the opening of Kings Place, London, which famously held 100 concerts in its opening five days. 

Marie Lindqvist, SVP Operations Europe said, “Jen has vast experience and a proven track record in delivering excellent results throughout her career, including her time at the first direct Arena in Leeds. Jen comes with great business acumen and is skilled in developing high-performing teams. So, we’re delighted that Jen is remaining a part of the ASM Global team and are pleased to announce her appointment as the new GM of the AO Arena, Manchester.” 

Jen Mitchell, General Manager of AO Arena Manchester added, “‘I am thrilled to be joining the team at the iconic AO Arena and to be able to continue my career within the ASM Global family. There are exciting times ahead, and I look forward to being part of the journey as the venue continues to grow and bring world class entertainment to our valued partners and customers.”

Jen Mitchell will commence her new role from April 2022, as the AO Arena, Manchester looks ahead to a busy and exciting year, with major live music events taking place including Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Swedish House Mafia, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber and more.