As Executive Director & General Manager at Co-op Live, Gary Roden oversees the mobilisation and operation of the UK’s largest live entertainment arena. Spearheading the venue’s future vision and strategy, Roden leads the team in Manchester to deliver a game-changing arena experience for both artists and fans, and works alongside Oak View Group, City Football Group, key stakeholders and partners to evolve the face of live entertainment.
The next step in a celebrated career across the industry, Roden joined Co-op Live in early 2023 following over eight years at Ticketmaster UK, most recently as Senior Vice President of Client Development and Commercial. He has also led a variety of entertainment venues, including the Edinburgh Playhouse and the Bristol Hippodrome prior to his tenure at Ticketmaster.
As an established industry leader in maximising commercial revenue streams and developing strong client relationships, Roden celebrates a longstanding legacy in significant business development, now imparting his skills and experience at Manchester’s Co-op Live.