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.


Appointment

Marion Rousse

Director, Tour de France Women

Notes: After retiring from professional cycling in 2015, Rousse worked as a consultant for France Télévisions and has participated in the organization of the race since 2019 as deputy director of the Tour de la Provence.

DeMaurice Smith

Executive Director, National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)

Notes: The NFLPA Representative Council has voted to retain Smith for a fifth term which is expected to last until 2023.

Amanda Vandervort

President, USL Super League

Previously: Head of Women’s Football, Fifpro

Dominique curran

Managing Director, Americas, MKTG

Previously: Sports Manager, Gravity Road

Jay kaufman

Executive Vice President, Head of Sports, National Research Group (NRG)

Previously: Senior Vice President, Research and Global Outlook, National Basketball Association (NBA)

Kara Allen

Head of Impact, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Previously: Managing Director, Umoja Student Development Corporation

Emilie Norell

Tournament Director, Golf, Excel Sports Management

Previously: Director, Tournament Business Affairs, Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)

Rory woolston

Head of Blockchain Strategy, KIN Partners

Previously: Partnerships and endorsements, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Roy Anderson

Chief Financial Officer, Allied Esports

Previously: Partner, Mazars USA

Richard norton

Head of Business Partnerships and Strategy, eSkootr Championship

Previously: Senior Consultant, The Sports Consultancy

Nick fry

Non-Executive Chairman, McLaren Applied

Previously: Managing Director, Mercedes Formula One Team


departures

Earl Eddings

President, Cricket Australia (CA)

Notes: CA said Eddings believed his decision to resign “was in the best interests of cricket and would provide the opportunity to continue the process of board renewal”. Current director Richard Freudenstein has been elected chairman of the board and will serve until a permanent successor to Eddings is elected, with plans for the new appointment to be in place by the end of the year .

Carsten Schmidt

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hertha Berlin

Notes: Schmidt is leaving the German top football club for personal reasons. The functions of the 58-year-old man will be taken over by general managers Fredi Bobic and Ingo Schiller.

Daniel de Bussé

Chief Operating Officer, Sport1

Notes: DWL.de reports that von Busse will be leaving the German broadcaster at the end of October to take on new professional challenges. Daniel Grässle, Social Media Manager at Sport1, is also leaving the network and will be replaced by Lucas Lampen.

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