Andy Marinos

  • Marinos Back As SANZAR Chief

    Sanzar has announced former chief executive Andy Marinos will return to the role at the start of next year to replace Kiwi Greg Peters. The South African, who previously served as SANZAR chief between 2008-10, will rejoin the organisation on January 1 from the South African Rugby Union where he was running commercial and marketing operations for the past five years. Marinos' first major task is to oversee the expansion of Super Rugby, with teams from Japan and Argentina, which Peters has joined,...

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  • Martin Appointed CEO Of New Zealand Football

    Andy Martin, who only left London Irish as CEO around a week ago, has been appointed as the new chief executive of NZ Football. He oversaw a project that led to the sale of London Irish's base in Sunbury and re-location to a new training ground followed by the successful buy out of the club by a consortium of Irish businessmen. He was selected for his new job from a panel of 179 potential candidates worldwide. "I am excited by the many opportunities and challenges facing New Zealand Football...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Andy Baker

    Running Rugby spoke to Andy Baker of Trys Rugby, a business based on non contact 5/6-a-side touch and tag rugby and is within the "innovation in sports" participation sector. Similar in concept to the successful 5-a-side football market dominated by Goals Soccer Centres and Powerleagues Football business models, Trys Rugby is aiming to capitalise on a perceived gap in the market and the anticipated buzz around the sport in the UK this year with the Rugby World Cup in the autumn. We spoke to Andy...

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  • Shuter Joins Wakefield Board

    Wakefield Trinity have announced the appointment of Andy Shuter to the board as a non executive director with specific focus on marketing and new business partnerships. Andy Shuter is a local businessman born and bred in Dewsbury, and based in Wakefield for the last 10 years with many contacts around the city. He said, “I’m really excited to be coming on board at Wakefield Trinity. Being locally born, I’ve always taken a keen interest in the club, and the job that has been done here over t...

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  • Rugby Championship Comes To Twickenham

    ... put in place. The date of the game is just under a year after the pair met at the same venue in the Rugby World Cup semi-final and should provide an opportunity for them to cash in on their success at the tournament last year. SANZAAR chief executive Andy Marinos said: “While we witness the daring and exciting brand of rugby played by southern hemisphere teams on a regular basis, last year’s Rugby World Cup well and truly showcased that skill and flair to the rest of the world. “Now, we a...

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  • Ricoh Manager Gibb A Victim Of Club-Stadium Operations Merger

    The Ricoh Arena’s managing director, Andy Gibb is to leave the business as part of a restructuring that will see a ‘merger’ between the stadium operator and parent company Wasps, local press has revealed. It is believed Andy Gibb, who has been in the role since March 2015, is set to leave within the next few days. Although the restructure means the Ricoh Arena and Wasps will “operate as a single business entity” they will remain as separate legal entities. Nick Eastwood, Wasps group ch...

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  • Andy Burnham To Become RFL President

    Andy Burnham has been appointed as the new president of the Rugby Football League succeeding the outgoing Air Commodore Dean Andrew OBE RAF. Starting the post in July 2018, Burnham, who is an avid rugby league fan and honorary vice president at Leigh Centurions, was elected as mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017. Prior to this Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy held ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary...

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  • Moulsdale Becomes Crusaders CEO

    Kingstone Press League One club North Wales Crusaders have appointed Andy Moulsdale as the club’s CEO. Moulsdale arrived to play at the Crusaders in their first ever season in 2012, and was named as the Wrexham-based side’s first captain. He also played a key role during Crusaders’ promotion-winning season in 2013. Following the departure of Ryan Gould at the end of the 2016 season, Moulsdale was appointed as the club’s general manager – a role which he held alongside his playing dutie...

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  • A Glimpse Of The Future: SANZAR Championship Games In London And An East-Coast US Pro12 Franchise

    ... London is seen as a key market for international sporting showpieces with regular season NFL and NBA games now staged there. And the success of the 2015 Rugby World Cup has underlined the potential for rugby's growth according to SANZAR chief executive Andy Marinos, who wants to “continue that approach”. “We saw how positive the World Cup was in the UK and we feel our game is about taking it to as many supporters as possible,” said Marinos. "It’s a good opportunity for extra exposure...

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  • Confusion Reigns Over Potential World Club Championship

    ... statement confirming that it is “actively formulating a strategy on how best to organise and market a match in the future between the winners of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the winners of the Super Rugby competition”. However, SANZAR CEO Andy Marinos, who was appointed in November, has subsequently revealed that it isn’t a prospect that the Southern Hemisphere organisation is considering and that he has not been part of any such discussions. “It’s probably a little bit of a p...

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