England Rugby CEO 2015 joins Global Sports Forum Barcelona line-up

January 6, 2012

Just a few months after the end of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, drugs it’s already time to think about 2015 and next competition!

Paul Vaughan, cheap CEO of England Rugby 2015 Ltd., will be speaking during the 4th edition of the Global Sports Forum Barcelona. He will take part to a panel dedicated to “Event bidding: what it takes to win, what it means to lose”. This debate will be the opportunity to focus on the cost and benefit of bidding for sports premier events such as the Rugby World Cup.


Appointed in January 2011, Paul Vaughan became the CEO of England Rugby 2015 Ltd., the delivery body for the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015.

Paul joined the Rugby Football Union in 2001 to become its first Commercial Director where his responsibilities encompassed both the generation of revenue for the game in England and for the marketing of the sport and it was in 2009 that he was part of the team that successfully bid to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Formerly a senior Vice President at Octagon Marketing, Paul was involved in a wide range of sports and clients, including a number of rugby campaigns.  These included the Lloyds TSB Six Nations, the Zurich Premiership and Scottish Providents Sponsorship of the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 1997.  He also played a key part in the successful commercial programme for the 2001 Lions tour to Australia.
Paul has also had client experience through a long career at Whitbread Plc, latterly as Marketing Operations Director, working on a range of projects such as The Whitbread Round the World Race, The Stella Artois Grass Court Championships, The Rugby World Cup 1995 (Heineken) and The Heineken European Cup.