Simon Halliday

  • EPCR Appoints Director General And Chairman

    European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), the organisers of the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments, have appointed Vincent Gaillard as director general and Simon Halliday as independent chairman. Gaillard joins from the Swiss-based SportAccord, which is the General Association of International Sports Federations, where he was chief executive officer and he has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive with global brands. He previously managed sponsorship for C...

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  • Interview With Head Of BT Sport Simon Green

    Head of BT Sport Simon Green talks to iSportconnect about the broadcaster’s approach thus far, its plans for the future and the innovative way in which it has attempted to cover rugby this season. Please click here to watch the video...

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  • Wigan Marketing Man, Collinson To Leave After 13 Years

    Wigan Warriors announce that marketing director, Simon Collinson, will leave the Club at the end of August. Collinson has spent 13 years with the club having joined from Bradford Bulls in 2004. During his time at the club he has played a major role in shaping the Warriors’ marketing strategy with Wigan consistently recording average attendances in excess of 14,000 since 2006 as well as achieving four of the five highest Super League club attendances of all time. Collinson will leave the Warrio...

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  • Tigers Appoint New CEO

    Leicester Tigers have appointed Simon Cohen as the club’s chief executive officer. Head of rugby operations at the club from 2005, Simon joined the Board of directors in September 2011 in the new position of acting chief operating officer. Previously a sports lawyer and partner at James Chapman & Co in Manchester, Simon has previously represented the England rugby team, Rugby Players Association and British & Irish Lions players. He also set up Rugby Class, a nationwide rugby coaching...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Simon Cohen

    Leicester Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen spoke to us at Rugby Expo 2014 about his all-encompassing role and how the Aviva Premiership club operates as a business model. The interview was conducted in a busy exhibition hall and apologies if any lapses in sound quaity detract from the content in any way.

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  • Orange Fields Sharks Questions On Facebook

    The new chairman of Sale Sharks, Simon Orange of CorpAcq, conducted a video interview on Facebook earlier this week in which he fields questions from fans about his reasons for getting involved and his plans for the club in the future. Please click the link below to watch... Simon Orange Video Interview With Sale Sharks Fans See also.. Kennedy Sells Sharks To CorpAcq...

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  • Brands And Businesses Connect At Grange City In London

    ... the 2015 Rugby World Cup, how they activated it, the success of it, the challenges they faced and what future involvement they will be looking to have with rugby. The Future of Rugby panel included chairman of European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) Simon Halliday, rugby development director at the RFU Steve Grainger MBE and ex-France international Serge Betsen. They spoke in-depth about how successful the tournament has been and the impact this will have on the future of the sport.     ...

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  • Courtney To Say Farewell After Finals

    ... role since he was appointed back in 2009. He developed an evidenced-based match official selection process based on detailed performance analysis and introduced a process for coaches to provide in-depth feedback on referee performance and EPCR chairman Simon Halliday says he will be missed. “While we are disappointed to see someone of Donal's experience and calibre leave EPCR, he has undoubtedly created a robust match officials performance structure which will stand us in good stead. He has b...

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  • Keogh Appointed Rugby Players Ireland CEO

    Rugby Players Ireland, the official players’ union for all professional rugby players in Ireland, has announced the appointment of Simon Keogh as chief executive officer. After a thorough recruitment process, the board concluded that Keogh’s leadership skills and considerable experience and achievements in the area of player welfare made him the ideal candidate for the role. Keogh, a Heineken Cup winner with Leinster in 2009 and one of the original signatories in the establishment of the Iri...

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  • 2016 European Finals Set For New Lyon Stadium

    ... Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals will be the first major rugby events staged at the state-of-the-art Grand Stade de Lyon, which will also be one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals hosting six games including a semi-final.   EPCR chairman Simon Halliday, who made the announcement in Neuchatel in Switzerland before the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool draws, said: "The joint bid of the FFR and the LNR was extremely strong from both a sporting and commercial perspective and t...

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