Rebecca Kane Burton, general manager at The O2, has been recognised by influential American music industry magazine Billboard for her role in charge of the world’s top-grossing arena.

Kane Burton has run the world’s number one music and entertainment venue since 2012 and in that time has been instrumental in attracting some of the most high profile musicians, and corporate events to the venue.

“It feels fantastic to be recognised by Billboard for my role in charge of the world’s top-grossing arena,” Kane Burton says. “Hiring the right team has been crucial in propelling the venue forward. As a venue we are particularly pro-active and don’t just sit and wait for content; if we see an opportunity, we will go out and grab it.

“I am delighted that The O2 continues to go from strength to strength and look forward to even greater success in the coming years.”

Kane Burton’s proudest achievements in the last year have included overseeing sell-out concerts for the likes of Paul McCartney, Michael Bublé and Queen with Adam Lambert. Major corporate events held at the venue have included a three-day Salvation Army conference, which utilised every available space in the venue, wealth management firm St James’s Place annual staff meeting, KPMG’s ‘One Firm’ conference and a host of parties and launches from O2/Telefonica, Thomson-Reuters and Pret A Manger.

The O2 sold its 15 millionth ticket in March this year and has been recognised as one of Britain’s 2014/2015 Cool Brands, joining the likes of Virgin Atlantic, Apple and Mercedes-Benz. Other recent awards include the 2015 Pollstar ‘International Venue of the Year’ for the eighth year running, the 2015 TPI Award for ‘Favourite Venue’ and the 2015 ‘Coolest Conference Venue’ award.