Mark Rigby

  • Mark Rigby - London Wasps

    Mark Rigby, former club captain, player and current board director at London Wasps, has been appointed executive chairman. Rigby, former CEO of commercial property services firm Lambert Smith Hampton, will lead the club through 2009 taking responsibility for playing and commercial activities as well as advising on the proposed new stadium complex for the club.

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  • Wasps Reassure Fans of Takeover

    London Wasps chairman Mark Rigby has confirmed that the sale of the club will be completed ‘imminently’. The agreement to sell the club to a consortium headed by Ken Moss was made back in June. The deal was due to be finalised at the end of July. However, there were fears that the takeover might collapse as any official announcement had been delayed. Rigby revealed plans were well on track saying, "As we approach the first game of the season, it is an important time to assure all of our supp...

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  • Edinburgh's Geddes Joins Stew Mel

    Edinburgh Evening News has reported that Edinburgh Rugby's former Marketing manager, Lindsey Geddes has been appointed by Premiershiop club Stewart's Melville. Geddes, who spent 12 years with Edinburgh, is taking on the recently created post of business development manager and is tasked with generating income to secure the future of the club and help promote it to a wider audience. The position is being funded by an allocation from the Scottish Rugby Club Sustainability Fund, which was made...

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  • Rugby Groundsmanship Recognised At National Awards

    Rugby has a strong influence amongst the finalists announced for the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards 2016 with Leeds, Wasps, Castelford and the SRU recognised in various categories. Now in its eighth year, the awards event – which enjoys headline sponsorship by Rigby Taylor and Top Green - acknowledge the high standards achieved by volunteer and professional grounds teams as well as individuals at facilities ranging from grassroots to professional stadia level, plus contracto...

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  • Steve Hayes - New owner of London Wasps

    ... takes over after purchasing the shares of directors Chris Wright and John O'Connell. Hayes, an entrepreneur and managing director of Wycombe Wanderers FC, has also announced a new-look board, which includes former club captains, Lawrence Dallaglio and Mark Rigby, long-term business advisor Mike Brooks and current board members John O'Connell, Ivor Montlake and Tony Copsey. Chris Wright, who led the club for over 10 years, becomes life president and will continue to offer vital support to the cl...

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  • Wasps Changes Hands At Last

    ... at Adams Park for the foreseeable future, with the new owners placing a long-term priority on developing a new stadium for the club. A new board of directors at the club will be appointed in due course with extensive experience in business and sport. Mark Rigby, a former club captain, will continue his role as Chairman while a new CEO is in place with David Thorne having recently taken on this role. Ken Moss, the former Wasps player, has played an important role in the development of the consor...

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  • Wasps appoint Eastwood as CEO

    ... London Wasps on the challenge of returning the Club to its rightful place as a leading force in world rugby,” he said. Eastwood was at the RFU during the economic downturn and helped it to cope with the pressures that brought with it and Wasps Chairman Mark Rigby says it is an important appointment for the club. “This is an important piece of the jigsaw at London Wasps as we seek to re-establish the club financially and grow our business. I have sat across the table from Nick many times as...

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  • Potential Takeover "Stalled" at Wasps

    ... board acknowledges the urgency of the current situation surrounding the Club. There are on-going active discussions with other potential investors but the Club is seeking, using all best endeavours, further expressions of interest. London Wasps chairman Mark Rigby said: “London Wasps has a long and successful history, and is one of the best known brands in the game, and the board is convinced that the right backer exists. With a great squad in place and the excellent Dai Young at the helm, we...

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  • Wasps Close To Funding Breakthrough?

    ... the professional ranks after then-chairman Steve Hayes had tried and failed to attract suitable buyers. Hayes, former chief executive Chris Thomas and Wasps icon Lawrence Dallaglio all left the board when the takeover was completed. Former club captain Mark Rigby has continued in the role of chairman that he fulfilled under Hayes. Ivor Montlake, a retired solicitor and Wasps stalwart, also remains as a director. David Thorne, the interim CEO before the appointment of Nick Eastwood, and Robert D...

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  • Mark Sinderberry - Saracens

    Mark Sinderberry has left his position as chief executive of Guinness Premiership club Saracens to pursue further career opportunities. Edward Griffiths, who was CEO of Saracens umbrella company Premier Team Holdings, has taken over the role at Saracens. Club owner Nigel Wray explained: “Edward has huge experience within rugby, having been CEO of South African Rugby during their World Cup win in 1995 and, more recently, on the country's bid for the 2011 World Cup. “Edward has been working wi...

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