ExCeL London, the home of world-leading events, has appointed Roger Hooker to the role of Chief Operating Officer to further strengthen its executive leadership team.
Hooker, whose father was also a prominent figure within the events industry, brings with him more than 25 years of experience – garnered both in the UK and abroad – from leading organisations including Ascot Racecourse, the former Wembley Stadium Ltd and the Baku European Games.
He also spent several years overseeing the non-London event venues as part of the build-up and implementation of the 2012 London Olympic & Paralympic Games. More recently, he is best known for his six-and-a-half-years at the all-electric motorsport series Formula E, where he was responsible for delivering more than 70 races as the championship’s Event Delivery Director.
Hooker will oversee a wide variety of operational departments including Event Management, Health & Safety, Security, ESG, Traffic & Transport Planning and Statutory Services, as well as form part of ExCeL’s executive leadership team, providing strategic level input to the day-to-day and ongoing development of the business.
ExCeL will now continue its 2023 schedule with highlights including the likes of Star Wars Celebration (7-10 April), Formula E’s London E-Prix (29-30 July), World Travel Market (6-8 November) and the London International Horse Show (13-18 December).
Find out more about ExCeL London here.