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.”