Munster Rugby today announced the creation of a new non-executive Commercial Board to provide strategic guidance, advice and support to the existing Branch Committee structures and management team.
The Chairman will be Niall FitzGerald KBE, who grew up in Limerick and has become one of Ireland’s most respected global business figures.
FitzGerald was formerly Chairman and CEO of Unilever, Chairman of Reuters and is current Chairman of the British Museum.
Alongside the appointment of Munster Rugby standing committee chairmen, other appointments to the Board include leading figures from the international stage of technology, communications, philanthropy and retail including Patrick Coveney (Greencore), David Cronin (UL Foundation), Leslie Buckley (Independent News & Media), Tony Keohane (Tesco) and Ken Murphy (Boots).
Welcoming the new Board, Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald stated: “We are delighted to welcome these international business leaders and Munster natives to Munster Rugby and look forward to their input.
“Niall FitzGerald is an exceptional Chairman with a wealth of commercial experience and we hugely appreciate him engaging with Munster Rugby.”
Niall FitzGerald said: “As a passionate Munster supporter, I am very pleased to be involved, and along with my fellow board members will hopefully bring added value to a great sporting organisation.”
MUNSTER RUGBY COMMERCIAL BOARD MEMBERS:
Niall FitzGerald: Chairman, Hakluyt & Company Ltd
Patrick Coveney: CEO, Greencore
David Cronin: CEO, UL Foundation
Leslie Buckley: Chairman, Independent News and Media
Tony Keohane: CEO, Tesco Ireland
Ken Murphy: COO, Alliance Boots
Stan Fuller: President, Munster Rugby
Garrett Fitzgerald: CEO, Munster Rugby
Gerry O’Loughlin: Independent Chairman, Management Committee, Munster Rugby
John Hartery: Independent Chairman, Professional Game Committee, Munster Rugby
Declan Madden: Independent Chairman, Finance Committee, Munster Rugby
Enda Lynch: Commercial and Marketing Manager, Munster Rugby