ASM Global appoints Sam Ryder as York Barbican GM

Sam Ryder joins York Barbican as General Manager.

ASM Global has appointed Sam Ryder to the post of General Manager at York Barbican.

Ryder joins from ASM Global operated Bonus Arena in Hull, where he has worked as Head of Operations, and as part of the team to first open the arena in 2018. During his time at the Bonus Arena, Ryder has helped deliver sell-out live events including performances by Noel Gallagher, Stereophonics, and Michael McIntyre, as well as conferences and private events for clients such as Wren Kitchens and Renewables UK.

Marie Lindqvist, SVP Operations Europe of ASM Global, said: “At ASM Global we take pride in providing career development for our employees, and we are delighted to see Sam move into a role as General Manager. Sam has been instrumental in the success of Bonus Arena, Hull as part of the senior team opening and operating the arena. I am very pleased that he is now moving to lead the great team at York Barbican to continue the growth of live entertainment in the beautiful city of York.”

Ryder commented: “‘I am delighted to be joining York Barbican and furthering my career with ASM Global. I’m looking forward to continuing the success of the venue which has been expertly led by Darren Moore, we’re also making plans to improve hospitality provision, and of course bringing top UK and international events to the great city of York.”

Ryder will begin his new role from July 2022, as York Barbican heads into a busy summer, with events including the Cazoo UK Snooker Championship, Jason Manford, Katherine Ryan, Marc Almond, The Proclaimers and Jools Holland.