IMG Artists mourns first bossOrchestras
Then IMG veteran Peter Smith, appointed by Mark McCormack to apply managerial discipline to his fledgling artists agency, has died after a 50-year career with the same company.
On graduating from the University of Wales, Peter wrote a job application to Mark McCormack and became his fifth employee in January 1971.
After Mark McCormack acquired Hamlen/Landau Management in 1984, he appointed Peter Smith to oversee its operations, a task he performed until the agency was sold to Barrett Wissman (pictured) in 2013. The parent company was then sold and renamed Endeavor. It is headed by Rahm Emanuel’s brother Ari Emanuel.