World Rugby has appointed length in-between chief executive Alan Gilpin as its new CEO to interchange Brett Gosper.
Gilpin, who joined World Rugby in 2014, had previously been the organisation’s COO as properly as managing director of the Rugby World Cup since 2016.
Gosper left his characteristic in January after with regards to nine years to decide on over as the head of the Nationwide Football League (NFL) in Europe and the United Kingdom.
“Alan is correctly known and thoroughly revered by the rugby household through his roles… and I truly earn long admired his passion, energy, innovation and management skills,” World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said in a news release.
“I’m wrathful by Alan’s imaginative and prescient for the technique forward for the organisation and the moves the game needs to decide on to change into truly world and force sustainable growth in new, key markets.”
Gilpin said he became “immensely proud” to absorb the characteristic and recognised essentially the most attention-grabbing dispute became to navigate the game through the COVID-19 pandemic as properly as furthering welfare and injury prevention for avid gamers in any appreciate ranges of the game.
He added that the governing body became talking to doable World Cup hosts to be obvious long-term web hosting inch within the park.
“We’re already in discussions with doable hosts for the males’s and females’s World Cups in 2025, 2027, 2029 and 2031,” he said.