Mike Hawker

  • Michael Hawker Appointed RWCL Board Director

    Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced the appointment of Australian Rugby Union Chairman Michael Hawker AM as a Director of the Rugby World Cup Board. Hawker’s appointment follows unanimous approval by the IRB Executive Committee. He joins IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset, IRB Vice Chairman Oregan Hoskins, WRU Chairman David Pickering and IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper on the Board, which is responsible for all Rugby World Cup properties. Hawker, who also sits on the IRB Executive Commit...

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  • ARU Hoping Lions Will Help Overturn Losses

    The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has revealed that it recorded a significant deficit of $8.3 million last year and it is pinning hopes of a return to profitability this year on the visit of the Lions this summer. The net deficit was actually $2.3 million lower than in 2011 and total revenue rose by $21.0 million to $96.6 million but gross expenditure also soared by $17.2 million to $100.3 million. The ARU’s chairman Michael Hawker said that the financial results were caused by the governing bo...

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  • ARU's O'Neill Steps Down with "Stern Message"

    Australia's Daily Telegraph reported that Australian rugby must ditch an archaic governance model and emulate the AFL - with a dash of All Black - or risk a slide into obscurity on the Aussie sporting landscape. That's the stern message of outgoing ARU chief executive John O'Neill, who yesterday announced his resignation after a total of 14 years running Australian rugby. Having recently taken on the chairmanship of ailing casino operator Echo Entertainment Group, O'Neill said he'd come to the...

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  • Mike Lomax Joins Board At Warrington

    Warrington Wolves have announced that Mike Lomax, managing director of a successful local steelwork company, has joined the club's board as a director. Lomax is the managing director of Total Steelwork and Fabrication Ltd and will have a specific role at the club which focuses on commercial and club sponsorship development. Warrington chairman Professor Steven Broomhead said: "We are delighted that Mike, with his successful business experience, has joined the club board. "He shares the local pas...

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  • Mike Burton re-sign with RFU

    Mike Burton, the sports hospitality, travel and management company, has signed a new five-year contract with the Rugby Football Union (RFU). For the last five years they have been an Official Hospitality Licensed Operator at Twickenham’s Chase Bridge Hospitality Village. The official licensed operator programme is a major part of the company’s business with the 2,000 capacity Chase Bridge hospitality operation at the heart of their Twickenham match days. Commenting on the appointment, chief...

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  • Catt Appointed to England Full-Time

    Mike Catt, capped 75 times, will start work next week with Head Coach Stuart Lancaster, Graham Rowntree (forwards) and Andy Farrell (backs) in the England senior coaching team and with both Senior and Saxons Elite Player Squads as Attack Coach. Lancaster said: “Mike made a big impression in South Africa, both on the players and the management. When we got back I asked him to outline his vision for developing not only the skills of the senior team, especially in attack, but with our younger pla...

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  • Stevens Leaves Welsh

    London Welsh have announced the departure of their chief executive, Mike Stevens, just 14 months after he took up the position. On leaving the club, Stevens said: "When I arrived it was clear there were some significant challenges in developing the off-the-field activities at the club, including our commercial and community work, and I'm extremely proud and delighted of what has been achieved in this regard. "I have enjoyed working with some amazing people, both within the club and our extern...

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  • Mike Stevens Named New London Welsh Chief Executive

    London Welsh have announced the appointment of Mike Stevens as their new Chief Executive Officer as the club gears up for next weeks Championship play-off semi final against Leeds Carnegie.  Stevens served as commercial manager at Leicester Tigers for seven years and was also ticketing manager for the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. Currently working as Event Services Director of Sportsworld, part of TUI Travel PLC based in Wimbledon, he will take up his position at Wel...

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  • Andrew Burton Dies At The Age Of 46

    The chief executive of the Mike Burton Group, Andrew Burton, has passed away at the age of 46, a statement from the Burton family has confirmed. The son of the travel and corporate hospitality company’s founder and chairman Mike Burton had been chief executive of the business since 1999 and died on Wednesday 4 November just days after successfully delivering a number of Rugby World Cup projects. After taking over the leadership of the business from his father, Andrew worked with the RFU, the B...

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  • Mainwaring Joins Old Mutual Wealth

    Old Mutual Wealth, the new principal partner of England Rugby with naming rights to the autumn internationals, has appointed Mike Mainwaring as head of sponsorship. Mainwaring has over 16 years’ experience in sponsorship and joins Old Mutual Wealth from sportswear firm Canterbury, where he successfully led its sponsorship strategy, including Rugby World Cup 2015 activity. Mike was previously a director at Generate, an independent sports marketing agency and prior to that managed Carlsberg UK...

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