Leon Newnham named new chief executive of Vista Entertainment Solutions

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Leon Newnham has taken over as chief executive of Vista Entertainment Solutions, Vista Group’s largest subsidiary. Newnham, who had been president, Vista Cinema USA, succeeds Kimbal Riley, who assumes the role of Group chief executive.

Newnham held positions with Vista Cinema in both the U.K. and USA before becoming the head of Vista’s U.S. operations in June 2016. In addition to his roles at Vista, Newnham has worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia and the U.K.

“We had an exceptional pool of internal and external candidates for the position,” says Riley. “It is a pleasure to see Leon lead Vista Cinema. I am sure he will be able to transfer the skills he has already shown in the USA-based operation to this wider global role.”

Newnham will remain based in Los Angeles but will spend more time at Vista Group headquarters leading management team in New Zealand.