Tony Rowe

  • Rowe Honoured with OBE

    Tony Rowe, chairman and chief executive of Exeter Chiefs, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his efforts to Business, Sport and Charities within the Devon city. Outside of work with the rugby club, Rowe is also the chairman of the Exeter Foundation, a charity set up in 2010 which has worked with over 20 local good causes. He said: “Initially when I received the letter from the cabinet office, I thought to myself what I have done wrong now. However, when I opened it u...

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  • Tony Rowe Interview

    When Tony Rowe became involved with the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club they were stuck in the fourth division and playing in a rundown, 100-year-old ground. Fast forward to the current day and Tony has helped the Chiefs become a Premiership outfit, that is renovating their Sandy Park home. Since promotion in 2010, Tony and the Chiefs have set ambitious goals to become one of the best known clubs in Europe. Their story is quite remarkable and shows what can be achieved with the right attitude and busin...

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  • Face-To-Face With...Tony Rowe

    Exeter Chiefs chairman and chief executive Tony Rowe talks to Running Rugby about his role at the club, his key objectives and the issues facing the sport.

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  • Exeter Take £5m P Share Option

    ... to the 13 established top-flight clubs in 2005. Exeter were entitled to buy shares from Leeds because they have been outside the league for more than a year. "When we get the money, it'll be a significant increase to our income," said chief executive Tony Rowe. "It's taken many, many months of wrangling over whether we could have them or not," Rowe told BBC South West Sport. "It has been a struggle because we're competing against clubs who are getting the full income from the Premiership, but w...

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  • Chiefs Reveal Record Financial Results

    Exeter Chiefs have revealed that their turnover has increased by almost £2 million in the latest financial year and the club made a record profit of just under £900,000. Chief executive Tony Rowe announced the good news at the club's Annual General Meeting last night and reported that the club’s turnover had gone up by 17 per cent year-on-year and added that the three Rugby World Cup fixtures and the European Grand Prix Sevens Series had also helped to boost the exposure of the club. The Chi...

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  • Tony Rowe - The Chief of the Chiefs

    Tony Rowe doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. The man behind Exeter’s rise into the elite of English rugby manages to be chief executive and chairman of the Chiefs, in addition to chairing telecommunications giant South West Communications and two other companies, while also finding time to indulge in his passion for motorcycling and vintage fire engines. Rowe became Exeter’s chairman in 1998 when the club was restructured in an attempt to exploit the move to professionalism. The cl...

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  • Sandy Park Facilities The Secret Of Chiefs' Success

    Exeter Chiefs chairman and chief executive Tony Rowe has revealed some secrets to his business success at Sandy Park as he offered advice through the pages of the Plymouth Herald and Devon Live to Plymouth Argyle’s James Brent over plans to build new facilities at the football club to generate additional income. Rowe has admitted that success would not have been possible without the club being able to draw upon the banqueting and conferencing centre at Sandy Park. He estimated ‘at least £6...

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  • Chiefs Get The Go Ahead

    ... the capacity of the ground rise from 10,744 to 20,600 after three new state-of-the-art grandstands are constructed. The club can now move forward with the planned development, which is expected to cost approximately £24 million, and chief executive Tony Rowe says it has been a “long journey” since discussions with the council began around a decade ago. The Chiefs gained some original planning permission all the way back in 2004 but have worked hard in the past year to get to this stage and...

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  • Chiefs Profit From Premiership Debut

    ... instruments; provided that the proposals are such that members maintain a controlling interest in the club and Exeter Rugby Group Limited, and that approval of the proposals at a General Meeting is given prior to their being implemented. Chiefs chairman Tony Rowe (pictured) commented:  "As a board we are delighted that the membership of Exeter Rugby Club have supported our plans for the future," "Over the last few years we have made great strides in developing the club, but we are keen to push...

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  • WRU Make Key Sponsorship Appointments

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has made two senior appointments in roles aimed at strengthening ties with major corporate stakeholders. Simon Rowe (pictured on the left) is promoted to head of sponsorship after three years managing key accounts for high profile clients including Under Armour, Thomas Cook Sport, SWALEC and the Principality Building Society. While Mark Rollings (pictured on the right) joins as sponsorship account manager. Rollings was business development manager for SiteServ. Ro...

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