Mike Jansen Hung Hom 21 July 2012
After developing a better-than-expected rapport with namesake and former International Rugby Board (IRB) CEO Mike Miller (if even via Twitter), it is good to hear that the IRB has finally appointed a permanent replacement to Mike.
Brett Gosper (pictured below) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the IRB by the global governing body’s Executive Committee.
Vastly experienced and with an impressive sport and business track record, Gosper will start the role on August 15 and joins the federation at an exciting time for a sport that continues to experience unprecedented global participation, interest and commercial growth.
Gosper, 53, will be responsible for the day to day operations of the IRB in line with the 2010-2020 Strategic Plan as mandated by the IRB Council, including the delivery of Rugby World Cup in his dual role as Managing Director of Rugby World Cup Limited, the implementation of development, investment and player welfare strategies and Rugby’s successful return to the Olympic Games in 2016.
A Rugby man and former player with Racing Club in France and Australia Under 21, Gosper joins the IRB following a distinguished career with major international businesses, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of McCann Erickson Europe, Middle East and Africa and Chief Executive Officer of McCann Erickson USA.
We sincerely hope that Brett will be as active on social media and as helpful as his predecessor.
All the best to the new IRB Ceo.
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