Six Nations CEO to step down

Six Nations CEO to step down

Six Nations CEO Ben Morel has announced that he will be stepping down from his post after the 2022-23 season.

Morel has held his position since 2018 and was successful in securing significant private funding for the tournament, as well as navigating it through the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It is an unbelievable privilege to be leading such an organisation as Six Nations Rugby and in particular such a talented group of people. I am immensely proud of the many accomplishments over the last five seasons ranging from successfully completing our Championships during the pandemic, centralising our rights to offer a better experience for our fans around the world, and bringing state-of-the-art partnerships to place rugby on a significant growth trajectory.

"I am at the stage in my life when I want to tackle other personal and professional projects and a Rugby World Cup year is the perfect time to ensure a smooth transition to keep the pace of our rapid transformation.

"There are several key projects I am focused on delivering before I depart and look forward to the next months ahead."

Ronan Dunne, Chair of the Board of Six Nations Rugby said:

 “We have been privileged to have Ben’s wise counsel and steadfast leadership during these past five seasons. He has delivered outstanding performance, whilst establishing a strong and effective organisation and executive leadership team, leaving us well placed to deliver on the next phase of our vision for Six Nations Rugby.”

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