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World Rugby Staff

World Rugby Staff

The members of all departments of World Rugby staff: Executive, Commercial, Communications, Finance, Development and International Relations, Legal, Competition and Performance, Technical Services, Marketing, Strategy, Technology, Human Resources.

CEO Office

Chief Executive Officer
Alan Gilpin

Commercial and Broadcast

Chief Commercial Officer
Tom Hill


Head of Global Partnerships
Georgie Simmons


Media Sales Executive
Dominic Young


Global Partnerships Manager
Meg Mitchell


Associate Global Partnerships Manager Sevens
James Cloake

Commercial Team Administrator
Niamh Holmes


Commercial Strategy and Insights Manager
Kalle Kauppila


Global Partnerships Account Director
Susannah Weyman


Head of Broadcast and Media Sales Rights
Chris Synnott


Commercial Business Development Manager
Chris Thompson


Head Of Communications
Dominic Rumbles


Communications Senior Manager
Philip Wilkinson


Communications Manager
Dorian Grimaud

Communications Manager
Suzi Murray


Media Services & Publications Manager
Karen Bond


Events Manager
Bree Hassanein


Head Of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Robert Brophy


Business Partner and projects Manager
Anthony Downey


Business Insights Manager
Caroline Murnane


Financial Accountant
Margaret Downey


Accounts Payable Manager
Lynn Donohoe

Financial Controller
Susan Spellman


ERP Project Manager
Clare Skelly


Finance Manager
Joan McElwain


Accounts Assistant
Emma Dunne

Development and International Relations

Head Of Development And International Relations
David Carrigy


General Manager Game Growth
Jason Lewis


Rugby Services Manager Oceania
Bruce Cook


Translation Coordinator
Gilles Fabre


Regional Services Manager Americas
Dan Payne


Member Services Manager
Colum Lavery


Development & International Relations Project Manager
Jaime McKeown


Development Investment Programme Manager
Anne O'Callaghan

Tournament Guest Programme and Meetings Manager
Erin Brown


Regional Development Manager South America
Santiago Ramallo


Rugby Services Manager Asia
Ridzal Saat


General Manager, Women’s Rugby
Katie Sadleir


Development Programmes Manager
Anne Grumelard


Rugby Services Manager Africa
Stephanus Nel


Rugby Services Manager North America
Jennifer Gray


General Counsel
Alistair Maclean


PA to General Counsel and Disciplinary Coordinator
Joyce Hayes


PA to Legal Counsel
Caroline Nolan


PA to Legal Counsel
Caroline O'Connell

Deputy General Counsel
Yvonne Nolan


Head of Legal Commercial
Lynsey Mulvihill


Legal Counsel
Sarah Oppermann


Competitions Director
Nigel Cass


Competitions Coordinator
Clara Gonzalez


Competitions Operations Manager
Michael Groom


Competitions Operations Manager Sevens
Alison Hughes


Competitions Operations Manager Fifteens
Simon Kibble

Competitions Operations Manager Sevens
Douglas Langley


Competitions Operations Manager
Deirdre O'Sullivan


Competitions Administrator
Cian Twomey


Competitions And Performance Project Co-Ordinator
Sue O’Connor

Technical Services

Head Of Technical Services
Mark Harrington


Anti-Doping Testing and Education Co-ordinator
Ross Blake


Research Turf And Equipment Manager
Marc Douglas


General Manager Anti-Doping
Mike Earl


Chief Medical Officer
Dr Eanna Falvey


Training and Education Administrator
Martha Hassett


Game Analyst - Player Welfare
Ben Hester


Technical Services Researcher
Mike Hislop

Anti-Doping Science and Results Manager 
David Ho


Game Analyst - Sevens Rugby
Matt Johnston


Game Analysis Manager
Rhys Jones


Technical Services Co-ordinator
Deirdre Keating


Anti-Doping Science and Testing Co-ordinator 
Stuart Kelly


General Manager, Training and Education
Jock Peggie


Game Analyst - AMS
Adam Smith


Game Analyst - High Performance
Tom Sorsby

Human Resources

Head Of Human Resources
Lisa Lowry


Human Resources Advisor
Sarah Carew


Head of Technology
John Corbett


IT and Broadcast Technology Manager
Ronan Donagher


Technology Services Delivery Manager
Darren Gibson

Senior Systems Administrator
Gearoid Slowey


Technical Desktop Support
Sevim Sonmez


Travel Manager
James Davy


Director of Strategy
Mihir Warty


Chief Marketing Officer
Marissa Pace


Social Media Manager
James Bass


Social Communities Executive
Adrian D’Arcy


Brand Coordinator
Namrata Desai


Executive Producer
Steve Jamieson

Brand Coordinator
Lynda Jones


Marketing Team Administrator
Michelle O'Loughlin


General Manager, Marketing and Content
Joe Pecchia


General Manager, Digital and Data Platforms
Katt Wright


Broadcast Operations Manager
Amanda Godson 

Rugby and High Performance

Rugby and High Performance Director
Joe Schmidt


General Manager High Performance
Peter Horne


High Performance Coordinator
Agnes Congoste


High Performance Project Manager
Chris Thomson


High Performance Investment Manager
Conor Molan


High Performance Sevens Referee Manager
Paddy O'Brien

Match Officials Coordinator
Tracy O'Callaghan


Referee Talent Development Coach
Craig Joubert


Referee Talent Development Coach
Alhambra Nievas Gonzalez


High Performance Match Officials Manager
Joel Jutge


Citing Commissioner Manager
Steve Hinds