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Steve Donnelly to grow RWS’ presence as director EMEA

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Donnelly will oversee the development of experiential ops
Leisure industry veteran Steve Donnelly is RWS Entertainment Group’s new director, EMEA and head of the company’s European headquarters, tasked with overseeing the development and expansion of experiential operations, and raising the guest experience in the cruise industry.

Accelerating international growth 

‘Bringing Steve Donnelly to head our EMEA operations provides the executive leadership needed to continue our international growth,’ stated RWS Entertainment Group CEO Ryan Stana. ‘His experience across all phases of production, from concept to curtain, as well as his P&L and capital expansion expertise, provide a strong foundation for our team of designers, production managers, technicians and performers.’

Industry background

For more than 15 years, Donnelly has delivered live entertainment and experiences for resorts, theaters, cruise lines and theme parks. So says Stana, ‘For more than two decades, Steve has been an innovative, creative leader in the UK leisure landscape...RWS is thrilled to welcome him to our team of mold breakers.’

Donnelly has experience working on concept development, planning, artistic delivery and operational implementation for TUI, Karisma Resorts, Bourne Leisure, Sri Lankan Airlines, Away Resorts and Historic England. 

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