Todd Severson to bring global experience to AGB Events as COO
Severson was most recently Director of Games Services for four years with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. In his new role he will spearhead the commercial delivery of a slate of event projects that are conceived and delivered by the AGB creative team, headed by founder and CEO Anthony Bastic.
AGB Events has been operating for over 10 years and delivers Vivid Light on behalf of Destination NSW, with founder and CEO Anthony Bastic the Curator of Vivid Light. AGB Events also created other annual traditions like the Lights of Christmas and the more recent the Parrtjima – A Festival in Light, in the Northern Territory. The company has also delivered several international light event projects including in India and the USA.
Severson brings a track record of 10 Olympic Games, G8 and G20 meetings, Commonwealth Games and even an edition of the Sundance Film Festival.
“Anthony and this team have a tremendous flair for creating events that resonate,” said Severson. “Their storytelling through the experience of an event is second to none, so I am excited to see where we can take this Australian product on the world stage.”