The appointment panel to choose the new Group Chief Executive for the Welsh Rugby Union and Millennium Stadium has been determined and will consist of Sir Tasker Watkins, Glanmor Griffiths, David Pickering and David Hammond of the Union who will be joined by Mr Barry Gould of Whitehead Mann Recruitment Agency and Mr Bill Tudor John.
Mr John hails from Llantrisant and is a leading figure in the legal and business world of the City of London. A former pupil of Cowbridge Grammar School, a Cambridge graduate and a Member of the Law Society, Mr John has held a series of high profile posts in the Capital since the late sixties. He is currently Chairman of Wales in London.
The Union has been pleased by the interest shown in the post. It has attracted over a hundred applicants, many of whom are of an extremely high
The short-listed candidates will be interviewed in early October and the successful applicant will be charged with implementing the radical organisational and administration changes that need to be undertaken for the future benefit and well-being of Welsh rugby as a whole
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