Highly experienced Chairman and CEO joins Red61 management team to help guide the company in its ambitious expansion plans.

Red61, the Edinburgh based Ticketing as a Service software company, has appointed Bart Van Schriek as its new Chairman. Bart is a highly respected figure in the ticketing and leisure world. He is an entrepreneurial senior executive with a history of building successful global technology businesses in the leisure sector including Stage Entertainment, SEE Tickets International and Ingresso.

"Bart joins us at an exciting time," says Tony Davey, CEO of Red61. "In a difficult period for the entertainment industry, Red61 has continued to attract new customers in the UK, Australasia and North America, with our first US client coming on board last month. We've continued to build exciting new technology such as our unique digital wallet that's empowering hybrid events to international performers, promoters and venues. Red61 is focused on significant global expansion, and we wanted to bring a strong and strategic executive onto the Board with experience in growing ticketing technology companies to help guide us through this growth phase. Bart's history of spearheading organisations and driving change will be invaluable."

Bart Van Schriek says: "I look forward to working with Tony and his team to accelerate the company's growth plans, working in partnership with our clients to maximise sales by delivering a fantastic customer experience. Red61 has a great track record and reputation in the industry and I'm proud to join them on their journey."

Previous Chairman William Burdett Coutts, who has been instrumental in the company's growth from its inception and in particular its move into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and first steps into the Australian market, will remain on the Board as a Non-Executive Director. "Red61 has an exciting future ahead of it and I look forward to working with Bart to take the company to a wider market."

About Red61:

Red61 is a leading worldwide Ticketing as a Service software company, providing audience management and ticketing solutions for festivals, venues, agencies, and attractions. Red61 makes the ticketing process quick, easy, simple, and organised for clients across the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Papua, New Guinea, and the United States. From the very beginning as the ticketing solution for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the world's largest arts festival, Red61 has worked collaboratively with our clients in a spirit of constant innovation to completely transform the customer journey and increase sales. For more information please visit: