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Premiership Rugby’s Head of Governance named in prestigious Class of 2017

Premiership Rugby’s Head of Governance named in prestigious Class of 2017

Premiership Rugby is delighted to announce that Andrew Rogers, our Head of Governance and Regulation, has been included in the prestigious Leaders Under 40 Awards Class of 2017.

The candidates selected for the Class of 2017 were recognised at a celebration dinner in London last night for their achievement and for the impact they have made to their discipline, organisation and sport.

“Andrew is a leader in his field and we are delighted to have him as part of the team at Premiership Rugby,” said Phil Winstanley, the Rugby Director at Premiership Rugby.

“Since moving to us from the RFU in 2010 he has made a big impact centrally and in our clubs helping to set new standards in good governance and financial integrity, and protecting the values of Premiership Rugby.

“Andrew has extensive experience of advising clubs and other sports governing bodies across the world on the development of governance and regulatory frameworks. He specialises in salary cap implementation and management. He also holds a Masters in International Sports Law and is a regular lecturer on financial regulation in sport.”

Rogers also represents the professional clubs on the RFU’s Governance Committee, Rugby’s Anti-Doping Advisory Group, European Rugby’s Regulations Committee, the Agents Review Board and the Professional Rugby Integrity Group.

He was named on the list after Leaders in Sport conducted a comprehensive nine-month global search, together with Aspire Academy.

With the quality of nominations being the highest they’ve ever received, their judging panel of 87 established leaders, met, debated, and deliberated over the 585 nominations that came in from 51 countries.

Rogers was included in the Legal and Governance category alongside people from the New Zealand All Blacks, Swansea City and Everton FC.

James Worrall, CEO & Founder, Leaders commented: “We were overwhelmed with the response to this year’s Awards with the best quality of nominations from more counties than ever before.

The competition was tough but the 87 judges did a fantastic job in finalising this year’s incredibly talented Class of 2017. We’re really looking forward to celebrating with them all during Leaders Week.”

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