Robert Elstone

  • Robert Elstone Named SL CEO

    Everton FC have announced that their chief executive Robert Elstone has left the Premier League club to run Super League. There has yet to be an official announcement from the RFL yet it is understood he will start the new job on June 1st. Elstone, a Castleford Tigers fan and previously assistant to RFL chief Maurice Lindsay, has spent 13 years at Everton. Everton’s chairman Bill Kenwright said: “Robert has obviously been a passionate Evertonian since the day he first set foot here, but I ha...

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  • Robert Elstone Tipped As Next Super League Supremo

    Robert Elstone is set to leave Everton and return to rugby league after being approached to take up a role as the head of Super League according to The Guardian. The Everton chief executive is seen by the 12 clubs as the standout candidate after they were impressed by his experience in rugby league and other sports. No deal has yet been signed but it is thought the clubs are confident of tempting Elstone away from Goodison Park and back to a sport in which he has significant experience. The 54-y...

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  • Gosper appointed new IRB Chief Exec

    Brett Gosper has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the International Rugby Board by the governing body's Executive Committee. Gosper, 53, will be responsible for the day to day operations of the IRB in line with the 2010-2020 Strategic Plan as mandated by the IRB Council, including the delivery of Rugby World Cup in his dual role as Managing Director of Rugby World Cup Limited, the implementation of development, investment and player welfare strategies and Rugby's successful return to th...

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  • RFL Advertise For New CEO

    ... organisation’s lead on broadcast negotiations for domestic and international competitions and ensure that the game maintains its attractiveness in the competitive broadcast market. • Lead the relocation of the RFL to its new home in Manchester. See also... Robert Elstone Tipped As The Next Super League CEO Wood To Receive £500k Goodbye Draper Departs RFL After Just One Year Wood Steps Down From RFL, Steps Up To RLIF  ...

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  • IRB Appoint Acting CEO

    International Rugby Board (IRB) chief financial officer Robert Brophy has been appointed acting chief executive of rugby’s global governing body and acting managing director of Rugby World Cup Limited. Appointed by the executive committee, Irishman Brophy will take up his new position on February 1st, while an independent recruitment process for a permanent successor to Mike Miller is conducted. Brophy has served as the IRB’s chief financial officer since 1996 and previously worked for KPMG...

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  • SRU Promotes McKay To COO

    Scottish Rugby has appointed director of commercial operations, communications & public affairs Dominic McKay to the new role of chief operating officer, while Robert Howat has also been added to the board. McKay joined the SRU in January 2008, stepping up to his current role in 2011, and the latest promotion completes a significant rise up the ranks with his new position encompassing the management of the BT Murrayfield stadium facilities as well as commercial, marketing, pro team and spons...

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  • Employers Set To Be Flexible For RWC 2015

    Almost three-quarters (73%) of UK companies are set to allow employees the flexibility to watch matches at the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off next Friday. More than one in five (22%) of those will always offer flexi-time or early finishes to watch the game and just five per cent of HR directors believe RWC 2015 will have a negative impact on their workplace, disrupting employee morale, according to a study by an independent research firm on behalf of recruitment consultancy Robert Half. Over h...

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  • Norster Calls Time on Blues

    Cardiff Blues has confirmed that chief executive, Robert Norster has announced that he is to leave the Region during the coming months. Norster has been in the role since June 2001 and has resigned his position believing the time is right for the company to refocus on the next phase of the Regional team's development. Speaking of the news, Robert Norster said; "Following considerable deliberation since the summer period, I now believe it is an appropriate time for a successor to carry forward th...

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  • Holland Appointed New Blues CEO

    Richard Holland will replace Robert Norster as chief executive officer of the Cardiff Blues in the first week of January 2012. Speaking of the appointment the 38-year-old said, “I'm honoured, proud and excited to be appointed and the new chief executive officer of Cardiff Blues and am very much looking forward to starting in the new role in January.” “I’m very excited about the challenges that lie ahead with Cardiff Blues and taking over from Bob Norster, who has done a tremendous job. H...

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  • Scrumsmart in Austria

     Over 100 players from four different countries attended a session of Scrumsmart at the inaugural Rauris International Rugby Festival near Salzburg in Austria. The festival, the brainchild of Rhino Rugby director and former Great Britain rugby league team manager, Abi Ekoku, was sponsored by Austrian Chalets. It featured various sides from the host nation, including an Austrian development squad, which played an international invitation XV. A women’s tournament was held for sides from Aust...

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