Tonee Rota has taken up the role of Sales Manager at Pittodrie Stadium, the home to Aberdeen Football Club, bringing over seven years of experience working for some of the industry’s biggest names.
Originally from Auckland in New Zealand, Rota decided to make the 11,000 miles journey after her partner, Joe Lawson, secured a position as outside centre on the Aberdeenshire RFC Team.
She has a degree in event management from Auckland University of Technology and five years experience working for a large entertainment group in New Zealand called SKYCITY, making her a welcome addition to the Sodexo Prestige team.
Rota also spent 18 months in Las Vegas where she honed her organisational skills through planning events and business conferences for thousands of delegates. She said:
Organising events has been a passion of mine for several years now and something I take great pride in doing. Since I started here with Sodexo Prestige I’ve been able to use my skills and experience in organising large scale events to the club’s advantage, helping grow the events and conferencing side of the business.
To be part of the team here is an exciting challenge as we have a busy 2014 ahead of us. From weddings and corporate dinners to match day banqueting there is a lot of variety in the work we do, something I have a great deal of experience in.
Now I just can’t wait to get hands on with all the upcoming events and use my creativity to the club’s advantage through my new role as sales manager.
Paul Quick, General Manager with Sodexo at Pittodrie, said:
Tonee has years of valuable experience under her belt and she brings a wealth of event organising knowledge to the team here. I’m looking forward to working closely with her in the future and seeing what new, innovative ideas she can bring to the table, helping develop Pittodrie’s profile as one of the north east’s leading conference and catering venues.