Newnham Succeeds Kimbal Riley, Who Recently Became Group Chief Executive of VISTA Group International
Auckland, New Zealand & Los Angeles, California (April 24, 2018) – Vista Group International (NZX/ASX) has announced that Leon Newnham will take over as Chief Executive of Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’), Vista Group’s largest subsidiary, effective May 01, 2018. Mr. Newnham, who has been President, Vista Cinema USA, takes up the role after Kimbal Riley assumed the role of Group Chief Executive earlier this month. Mr. Newnham has held positions with Vista Cinema in both the UK and USA before becoming the head of Vista’s US operations in June 2016.
In addition to his roles at Vista Mr. Newnham has worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia and the UK. He has great understanding of the film industry landscape and an excellent track record in delivering results in the roles that he has undertaken with Vista Cinema.
“We had an exceptional pool of internal and external candidates for the position,” says Mr. 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.”
Mr. Newnham says that he is excited by the challenge of the new role and pleased to be able to continue to build his career within Vista Group. Mr. Newnham will remain based in Los Angeles but will spend more time at Vista Group headquarters leading the strong management team in New Zealand.
About Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’)
Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd (Vista Cinema) is the world leader in cinema management software solutions with installations in more than 90 countries around the world and an estimated 38% global market share in the Large Cinema Circuit market. The Vista Cinema software product line comprises multiple modules, integrated and scalable, suited to cinema exhibitors operating 20+ screens and 100s of cinemas. Vista Cinema is head-quartered in Auckland, New Zealand.
About Vista Group International
Vista Group International (Vista Group) is a public company, listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges (NZX & ASX: VGL). The Group provides software and additional technology solutions across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions (Vista Cinema}, the core business of the Group. Movio (authority in moviegoer data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based SaaS software for the Independent Cinema Market), movieXchange (connecting the movie industry to simplify the promotion and sale of movie tickets), Maccs (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas), Cinema Intelligence (business intelligence solutions), Powster (creative studio and marketing platform for movie studios) and Flicks (moviegoer ‘go to’ portal for movie information) provide an innovative range of complementary products across additional film industry sectors, from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the moviegoer experience. Vista Group has offices located in New Zealand (Auckland HQ), Sydney, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Mexico City, South Africa, the Netherlands and Romania.