Daryl Robinson – Group Development Manager, Academy Music Group

Currently the Group Development Manager and Head of Academy Events, the events and Promotions side of Academy Music Group, (formerly the McKenzie Group).

Involved in promoting approx. 300 shows a year through all the venues across the group and maximise the workload of all the venues. Additionally, he is responsible for working on events for outside organisations and sponsors, and manages the setting up and opening of new venues.

Previously, he was Entertainments Manager at Newcastle University Student Union for 10 years. During this time, he took the venue from a loss making underused establishment to one of the highest profile Student Union music venues. He also oversaw major licensing changes to allow for greater usage & access, and opened a smaller room for emerging talent.

Additionally, Daryl was aPromoters Rep. for 13 years and a Hull University Entertainments Committee member including Social Secretary (managing to secure a PEL license).