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Meet The Team


Rob McIntosh

Rob's career in entertainment spans some thirty five years.

Upon graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Rob worked for the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, followed by a successful freelance career in London, working for a number of world-renown orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

After a career of recording and performing around the world, playing violin in front of queens and presidents alike, he then joined Sarah Brightman's team as her tour manager.

Once again he circled the globe, managing hugely successful tours in some of the most prestigious venues in the world.

Combining all his skills, Rob then started MA Concerts in the UK, producing large scale events around the UK.

In total, he has been involved with over one thousand concerts in the UK and abroad.

In 2014, he joined forces with his business partner, Daniel Goldberg, to expand into the GCC region. Together they have produced concerts in UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, India & Saudi Arabia.


Daniel Goldberg

As an ex-professional broadcaster from London, Daniel's roots are firmly based in the entertainment business.

He managed the careers of several acclaimed artists as well as running his own recording label, distribution and publishing companies.

In 2006, using his well-rounded entertainment industry experience, he identified a gap in the Middle East for talent management and event production.

Since then, he has been based in Dubai and has brokered hundreds of talent deals and toured artists across the region including the first Middle East and India tours for Ed Sheeran, Michael Bublé, Drake and countless others, in turn contributing majorly to ever-evolving entertainment landscape in the region.

With clients ranging from Meydan, Atlantis The Palm and Dubai Opera, MAC Global has become an industry leader in the field.


Kathryn Watson

Kathryn qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and worked for 5 years in private practice in the UK before moving to Dubai and into the arts, joining Dubai Opera at the pre-opening stage.

In her 5 years at Dubai Opera Kathryn worked closely with the Chief Executive in overseeing key stages of the venue’s design and construction, the creation of the strategies and policies for a brand-new cultural enterprise for Dubai and securing a world-class musical, theatrical and event line-up to perform throughout the year.

She assisted in creating an operating structure and recruitment of a full show and venue operations team of 100+ employees with an aim to be EBITDA positive within five years through the development of commercial sponsorship, marketing, catering, merchandise and ticketing offers to promote performances and drive revenues.

In addition to this, Kathryn worked as a Duty Manager at Dubai Opera, overseeing the Front of House Operations, during live shows/events for audiences of over 2,000 people.

More recently, she has assisted in all aspects the opening of Maraya, a purpose-built venue in Al Ula, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Connie Alagos


Hey, I’m Connie. I joined MAC Global in July 2023 and moved into the Finance Department at the start of 2024. Before this I gained extensive experience in event sponsorship activation, F&B event curation, and commercial operations, including executing activations for international events such as the Budweiser FIFA World Cup Qatar, WXV3 Rugby – Mastercard Player of the Match, Expo Dubai 2020, MDLBEAST Soundstorm, IHG Hotel Activation & UAE Cultural events & F&B initiatives. I love watching sport (Nadal is my fav tennis player), hiking, singing and am a frustrated chef.


Maureen Castillo


I’m Maureen – also known as Mozza, (thanks to Rob), which I actually love. Been in the industry for 11 years now which has been a dream. I manage all the logistics for events with a sprinkling of EA / Office Management & admin too! I love meeting all the artists and if you don’t see me doing events, I’ll be underwater playing with Nemo. To summarise – Event Manager by night, licensed Scuba Diver by day.


Lauren Fleet

Head of Comedy

Over 25 years booking famous faces on some of the biggest British TV entertainment and comedy shows including Strictly Come Dancing, A League Of Their Own, The Masked Singer which won me a BAFTA Award. Also event managed and produced high profile sporting events including Ryder Cup and London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Could write a bestseller with all the hilarious moments and escapades with the likes of James Corden and Lionel Richie but probably best I don’t! My focus is utilising my comedy and speaker network to bring talent to the GCC with MAC Global.


Darren Haynes

Marketing Director

Almost three decades in the music business, I migrated to the UAE since 2015. Currently responsible for marketing with MAC Global. So far, I’ve promoted gigs and concerts in four countries, 14 venues and in three of the seven Emirates. Previous work includes PRS for Music, legendary AIR Studios and the Ivor Novello Awards, plus radio and TV work promoting artists. Personally acknowledged in music biographies for Take That, The Killers and The Wonder Stuff. As a music writer and researcher, I’ve contributed to blogs, magazines and several books including ‘NME Top 100 Singles’ and yes, sometimes I can be handy in the music round of a pub quiz. Invite me along!


Roberta Hickey

Head of Talent Booking

Hi, I am Roberta – known mainly by ‘Berts’. I was based in London for the first 11 years of my career, working at MTV and Meta. I relocated to the Middle East in 2022 when I joined MAC Global as Head of Talent Booking. As well as loving all things music and being a keen festival-goer … I am an F1 fan, ice bath advocate and yoga lover. I am also founder of women in music platform and network Little Pink Book.


Anwar Nuseibeh


Weird fact – I went to the same school as Rob Stringer and started my career in the Sony Music UK post room. It’s my favourite label. Over the years I’ve led digital marketing campaigns for the likes of Madonna, Calvin Harris, Jamiroquai and Mark Ronson. I’ve also helped create one of the UK’s first YouTube Originals channel and Exec Produced the McLaren Grand Prix Driver documentary for Amazon Prime. I love linking good, creative ideas and partners together to create new opportunities, curating owned IP and developing opportunities. A Man Utd / Miami Dolphins fan, for my sins


Christian Peirce


Hello – I’m Christian, the one called CP on emails. Considerable experience in the music and entertainment industry combined with an entrepreneurial mindset. I spent a over a decade at Insanity Group looking after talent and then helping lead their music label, which is now part of Sony. I look at touring artists around the region on a strategic level and developing long terms partnerships with key partners to create wider opportunities. A sport / fitness fanatic, I love to run and have done the odd Iron Man too. The first Arsenal fan in the office.

Mohammed Raouf


Hello! I’m Mohammed and I’m MAC Global’s Director of Finance


“Their professional approach to artist recommendations had led to a sales increase year on year.”


Joanna Wales
Ascot, Head Of Operations

Our Mission

To provide experiences that create the most value for our partners; the best entertainment for ticket buyers, and to host world-class events to attract people to the region.

Our Vision

We strive to go above and beyond the norm for our event partners no matter the challenge. We aim to bring the biggest names in entertainment to the Middle East.

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