LOCOG chief takes charge of Rugby World Cup
DEBBIE JEVANS, the director of sport for LOCOG, has been appointed as the new chief executive of England Rugby 2015.
Jevons will start next month and bring with her experience of delivering the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She replaces Paul Vaughan, who stepped down from leading the 2015 Rugby World Cup delivery body by “mutual consent”.
The chairman of ER 2015 Andy Cosslett said the time was right, with three years to go until the World Cup, for a “fresh injection of experience to take us up to the next level”.
Jevans certainly brings that, having played a key role in delivering the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London.
“I have spent the last decade planning and delivering the world’s two largest sporting events,” she said. “This has been an extraordinary journey and I am looking forward to putting my experience and expertise in to delivering an exceptional Rugby World Cup in 2015.
“As a passionate sports fan the next decade is a great one for the UK and we have an amazing opportunity to bring rugby and the values of sport to more fans across the country than ever before. I look forward to starting my new role. In the meantime my focus is on continuing to deliver a great Paralympic Games.”
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