Brown And Tew Join RWC Board

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9 April 2018

World Rugby council members Steve Brown (RFU) and Steve Tew (NZR) have been appointed to the Rugby World Cup Limited board by the international federation’s executive committee.

The pair, who presided over the delivery of two of the most successful Rugby World Cups – RWC 2015 in England and RWC 2011 in New Zealand – will take up their positions in May and join with a wealth of hosting and rugby administration experience.

They join Bill Beaumont (chairman), Agustin Pichot (vice-chairman), Gareth Davies (Wales), Mike Hawker (independent) and Brett Gosper (chief executive) on the body that presides over all Rugby World Cup matters.

Brown, CEO of the Rugby Football Union, was instrumental in the success of Rugby World Cup 2015. As managing director of England Rugby 2015, Brown was at the heart of the planning and delivery of a tournament that broke all records as the best attended, most viewed, most socially engaged, most competitive and most commercially successful to date.

As New Zealand Rugby CEO, Tew was at the heart of a Rugby World Cup in 2011 that raised the bar in terms of delivering a unique, nationwide festival of rugby, generating significant economic benefits to the host nation, exceeding expectations on tourism and setting new standards in competitiveness.

World Rugby chairman Beaumont said: “We are delighted that both Steve Brown and Steve Tew are joining the Rugby World Cup board. Both have exceptionally strong track records delivering world-class tournaments that set new standards

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