Head of Legal Affairs
Rhodri Lewis, a fluent Welsh speaker, joined the WRU Group in August 2010 as the Head of Legal Affairs and is responsible for all legal matters in relation to both the WRU and Millennium Stadium.
Rhodri trained at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and qualified with the firm as a Corporate Associate. During his time at Freshfields, his work included advising the London 2012 Olympic Bid Team on the corporate aspects of the bid and drafting documentation in relation to establishing and governing LOCOG, the company responsible for delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In 2005, Rhodri joined the Legal Commercial team at UEFA, the governing body of European football, based in Switzerland. During his time at UEFA, Rhodri was responsible for legal commercial matters across all of UEFA's properties, including media rights, sponsorship and licensing agreements for UEFA EUROs, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Whilst at UEFA, Rhodri worked at the FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany and UEFA EURO 2008 in Switzerland and Austria. He also trained and worked as a Venue Director for the UEFA Champions League, managing the stadium on match days.
Before joining the WRU Group, Rhodri was the Senior Solicitor at The FA Group, where he was responsible for a broad range of matters in relation to both The Football Association and Wembley Stadium, including sponsorship agreements and media rights agreements in relation to the England football team and The FA Cup.
A keen rugby player, Rhodri has played for rugby teams in London, Thailand, Australia and Switzerland and was awarded a 'Purple' for representing the University of London.