Premiership Rugby confirm Jan Gooze-Zijl as Chief Financial Officer
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY can confirm the appointment of Jan Gooze-Zijl as Chief Financial Officer.
Jan joins Premiership Rugby from International law firm Ashurst, where he was Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO), after an impressive career driving growth in a number of organisations and helping deliver transformational change.
Before joining Ashurst in early 2017, Jan worked at broadcaster UKTV where he was also CFOO, responsible for all financial decision-making and operational aspects of the business. Prior to UKTV, Jan held various commercial financial roles at Virgin Media Group and he has also held high profile positions at Telefonica O2 Europe and Accenture.
Premiership Rugby’s Chief Executive Darren Childs said: “As we go into growth mode Jan will be fundamental in helping deliver Premiership Rugby’s continued success. He has an impressive track record of achievement and has exceptional finance, strategic and change management skills.
“I worked with Jan for six years at UKTV and saw at first hand his impressive leadership skills and the instrumental role he played in delivering growth and operational excellence.”
Commenting, Jan Gooze-Zijl, said:
“I’ve always wanted to work in sport so I was delighted when this opportunity arose with Premiership Rugby. It’s an exciting time to join the team, at the start of a new era for the game in England.
“Last season was breathtaking with attendances at almost two million and a cumulative television audience of more than 12 million watching Gallagher Premiership Rugby. I look forward to working with a great team to deliver continued growth in the coming years.”