Simon Massie-Taylor heads to Premiership Rugby as CEO, and more

By on October 15, 2021 0

Premiership Rugby, the elite of the English rugby federation, has confirmed the appointment of Simon Massie-Taylor as new general manager.

Massie-Taylor comes from Rugby Football Union (RFU), where he worked as the organization’s sales and marketing director since September 2016. Prior to that, he held sales director positions with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and Tough Mudder in New York.

Massie-Taylor’s Premiership Rugby start date will be announced in due course.

Premiership Rugby added that the appointment was a key moment for the organization as the company “accelerates the development of the league’s full potential, for the benefit of players, clubs and our fans”.

The hiring of Massie-Taylor comes after it was announced in April that Darren Childs would step down as chief executive of Premiership Rugby to act as an advisor to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, which owns 27% of Gallagher’s actions. Prime Minister.

“As we come out of the Covid period, this is an important time for our sport,” said Massie-Taylor. “I look forward to investing in our product, working with the talented Premiership Rugby team, our clubs, owners and investors.”

Andrew Higginson, President of Premiership Rugby, added: “Simon’s in-depth knowledge of business matters, passion and understanding of the sport places him in a unique position to help Premiership Rugby become the most competitive and most competitive rugby league in the world. exciting to the world.

Elsewhere, the former Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović was appointed to chair the International Olympic Committee (IOC) committee responsible for identifying and recommending hosts for the Olympic Games.


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