Pophouse welcomes raft of new hires as it looks to “redefine entertainment”

“Each of our new colleagues brings the unique experience and mindset needed to achieve our mission statement – to unlock the power of entertainment,” said Pophouse Entertainment Group CEO, Per Sundin.

Pophouse Entertainment Group – the firm behind brand-building music ventures like ABBA Voyage – has welcomed six new senior hires.

Linda Höljö joins as COO, Sophie Arendt has been hired as Mamma Mia! The Party Managing Director, while Jon Spalding has been appointed Commerical Director.

In addition, Natalia Fontecha has joined as Head of Capital Raising and IR, Sophie McKibbin has been appointed Business Affairs, while Ryan Amstad is the firm’s Head of New Production Development.

“Our work fundamentally redefines entertainment and how artistic legacy is enshrined for future generations – therefore it’s essential that Pophouse has the best people on our team,” said Pophouse CEO Per Sundin.

“Each of our new colleagues brings the unique experience and mindset needed to achieve our mission statement – to unlock the power of entertainment.”

New COO Linda Höljö added: “Pophouse’s position within the global entertainment industry makes this a superb time to join. In recent years the company has announced a string of deals and plans which I’m looking forward to bringing to fruition, alongside developing Pophouse’s next set of exciting ambitions for the entertainment industry.”

Mamma Mia! The Party MD Sophie Arendt added: “I am honoured to take on the role of Managing Director at Mamma Mia! The Party. The show concept has always been about creating unforgettable moments and bringing joy to people’s lives. I look forward to fully embracing the legacy of this incredible experience, pushing the boundaries of immersive entertainment, and ensuring that Mamma Mia! The Party continues touching the hearts of audiences around the world.”

Commercial Director Jon Spalding continued: “I’ve been a fan of Pophouse for some time and it’s an absolute joy to now work with their array of talent and artists. As Pophouse revolutionises entertainment, we have a tremendous run of exciting news in the pipeline that will further cement our position as a pioneer in our field.”

Head of New Production Development Ryan Amstad said: “In my new role at Pophouse I will be bringing our catalogues to life – on stage, as location-based entertainment, and exhibitions. I look forward to working with colleagues, our talent, and partners to deliver inspiring and high impact productions.”

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