Tivoli’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Susanne Mørch Koch as the new CEO of Tivoli A / S. Susanne Mørch Koch is replacing Lars Liebst as CEO.

Susanne Mørch Koch is an experienced CEO, having held the title at Danske Spil since April 2017. Mørch Koch graduated in International Business Administration and Modern Languages from Copenhagen Business School in 1999 and went on to become a consultant at McKinsey & Company. In 2013, she was appointed CCO of DSB and joined the Group’s leading management. Susanne is a board member of COOP Denmark and Scandic Hotel Group.

Tom Knutzen, chairman the board of directors of Tivoli A / S, commented on the new appointment:

“At both DSB and Danske Spil, Susanne Mørch Koch has proven her strengths as a leader of complex organisations in fast-changing times, when she had to secure future-proof traditional companies and at the same time live up to customers’ and the public’s high expectations for operations, renewal and good experiences.

“Like Danske Spil, Tivoli is in great shape at the moment, but competition for people’s free time has never been tougher. That is why Susanne is the perfect match to follow Lars Liebst and continue the fine balance that lies between giving the guests in Tivoli the new experiences they expect, while always being reminded of the many happy hours that they have spent in the amusement gardens,” Knutzen added.

Susanne Mørch Koch will be joining Tivoli by at least September 1, 2020.



BIG, Danish architects, designers, urbanists, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors, have teamed up with Tivoli, to co-create a new development in Copenhagen’s iconic amusement park in Copenhagen.

The two Danish brands will be working on developing the H. C. Andersen Hotel project, an 18-storey addition to the 1893 Tivoli Castle, continuing Tivoli’s tradition of fusing old-world charm with visionary architecture, whilst maintaining an eco-friendly, sustainable profile.

The hotel will be situated inside Tivoli Gardens amusement park. It is named after Hans Christian Anderson, the iconic Danish fairy tale writer.

The project consists of refurbishing the 1893 Tivoli Castle, as well as renovating the 1883 Panorama Pavilion and building a new 18-storey pagoda.

Lars Liebst, Tivoli’s CEO and BIG’s founding partner, Bjarke Ingels, disclosed plans for the H. C. Andersen Hotel.

“Tivoli is a unique oasis of lush gardens and whimsical architecture in the center of Copenhagen. A truly cosmopolitan neighborhood in the heart of the Danish capital, Tivoli’s cultural and bio-diversity is unlike any other place in Copenhagen,” said Ingels.

“With a renovation of the 1893 Tivoli Castle and the addition of a new building, we have attempted to capture and accentuate the character of the existing castle, creating a new typology inspired by Tivoli’s archetypical architecture.

“A hybrid between the garden’s pagodas, pavilions and towers, our proposal builds a bridge between the city’s history and present – the nearby Rundetårn and Axel Towers – as well as the city’s archive of unrealized dreams. Past, present and fantasy unified in the heart of Copenhagen,” Ingels added.

The new pagoda will be covered in greenery and flourishing gardens, boasting a sustainable design that’s in-keeping with Tivoli’s commitment of maintaining a small an environmental footprint as possible.