IRB Commercial Director to Step Down

By iSportconnect | February 8, 2013

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced that their Commerical Director Huw Morgan will leave the organisation at the end of March 2013.

During an 11 year spell with the IRB Morgan has overseen an unprecedented growth in revenues from the Rugby World Cup and the HSBC Sevens World Series whilst managing the governing body’s commercial program.

Morgan has decided to step down to pursue new ventures.

IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “Huw has achieved a great deal during his tenure at the IRB. He has played a major role in transforming the revenue raising capacity of the IRB over the last 11 years and has consistently exceeded the financial targets set for him. He has also enhanced the IRB’s reputation with sponsors and advertisers and has developed close working relationships with broadcasters and blue chip organisations around the world.”

“On behalf of the global Rugby community I would like to thank Huw for his strong contribution to the growth of Rugby around the world and wish him all the best for his future ventures.”

Morgan said: “It has been a fantastic 11 years and I feel proud and privileged to have been involved with the IRB during such an exciting period of unparalleled growth for the world Game. Rugby World Cup is now undoubtedly one of the world’s most prestigious and best-loved major global sports events and thanks to its success the Game is driving forward on all fronts.”

“The time is right for me to explore new challenges and I leave with the platform well established for Rugby to forge forward and become a truly global sport.”

An IRB statement stated that details regarding Morgan’s successor will shortly be released.