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We’ve estimated that there are 8,000 full-time jobs in rugby in the UK and Ireland. Many thousands more are employed on a part-time basis.

In this section we aim to monitor the major personnel moves and changes within the industry as well as provide an insight into the working lives of prominent individuals within the game of rugby.

The career moves of players and coaches are well documented elsewhere. However, we look behind the scenes at the make-up of committees and boards, the managers and commercial leaders in rugby organisations. We try not to overlook corporate partners and the growing service and supply sector to the sport including; lawyers, agents, consultants, sponsors, journalists and sports marketers.

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Bath Appoint Wells And McDonald Becomes Chief Exec

16 October 2017

Bath Rugby has appointed Ben Wells as chief commercial officer. Wells comes with experience in senior commercial and marketing roles, including head of marketing for Chelsea FC and commercial director...

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Munday Becomes RPA COO

11 October 2017

The Rugby Players Association (RPA) finance and HR director, Stuart Munday, has been promoted to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO) following a restructure. Munday will be respons...

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Smith Brings Commercial Skills To Swinton Board

2 October 2017

Championship rugby league club, Swinton Lions have announced a significant boardroom appointment, as the club continues its off-field transformation over the past three months. The Lions have welcomed...

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Leonard And Brown On Lions Board

2 October 2017

Jason Leonard and Steve Brown have been appointed to the board of the British & Irish Lions as representatives from the Rugby Football Union. Past RFU president and Lion No 644, Leonard and newly ...

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Bonfield Becomes Company Secretary At Halifax To Support New Board

29 September 2017

Steven Bonfield, a solicitor and a director of Chadwick Lawrence LLP, is about to take up the position of company secretary at Halifax RLFC to support the new board of directors. Bonfield is the super...

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Genevieve Shore Joins RFU Board As Independent Non-Exec

29 September 2017

The RFU has announced former England international Genevieve Shore will join the board of directors. An experienced technology and innovation executive, Shore becomes the RFU’s third independent non...

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