ASM Global appoints Martin McInulty as Leeds’ First Direct Arena GM

Martin McInulty becomes General Manager at ASM Global's First Direct Arena in Leeds.

ASM Global has promoted Martin McInulty to the post of General Manager of Leeds’ First Direct Arena.

McInulty has worked at ASM Global-operated First Direct Arena for five years as Head of Operations. With 20 years’ experience working in the events and entertainment industry, McInulty’s career has included roles at Leeds Town Hall, The Carriageworks Theatre, and Harrogate Convention Centre. In his new role, Martin, alongside his team, will continue to grow the arena’s reputation in the city, cementing it as a must-play destination for all major touring artists.

Marie Lindqvist, SVP Operations Europe of ASM Global, commented on the move: “I am very pleased that we have appointed Martin McInulty as the new General Manager for our state-of-the-art arena in Leeds. Martin joined the team in Leeds in 2017 and has been instrumental in developing the arena to become hugely popular among fans, bands and promoters. With our strong team in Leeds, Martin’s long and broad experience and his passion for the arena and the community I am truly excited about the future for Leeds’ First Direct Arena.”

McInulty added: “I have lived and worked in Leeds for over 20 years and I have a real passion for the city. I started my events career at Leeds Town Hall in 2000.  In this time, I have worked at some of the region’s most iconic venues. I have always felt privileged to work at the first direct Arena and I am genuinely thrilled to be taking on the new role as General Manager. We have a great team in Leeds who are dedicated to enhancing the arena’s reputation as a must-play venue.   This year promises to be one of our busiest and I look forward to bringing some of the world’s biggest musical artists to Leeds in the future.”