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David Pickering
David Pickering

David Pickering

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Welsh Rugby Union Limited

Chairman of Millennium Stadium plc

David Francis Pickering was elected to his current position as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Welsh Rugby Union Limited in 2003. He is also Chairman of Millennium Stadium plc.

A former Wales captain, Pickering won 23 caps for Wales between 1983 and 1987. He took in five Five Nations Championships after making his debut against England in the 1983 tournament and captained his country throughout his last two Championships. In total he captained Wales eight times which included a test match against Fiji.

Pickering's involvement in the WRU set up continued after his playing career as Wales Team Manager during the Graham Henry era which saw him manage the team throughout the 1999 Rugby World Cup ending in 2002 when his positon was taken over by Alan Phillips.

He was made a member of the IRB council in 2002 and was made chairman of the Six Nations in 2007.

He is married to Justine and has four children, all girls.

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