Darren Childs appoints himself as new Premiership rugby chef while Mark McCafferty steps out at the end of the season after concluding three major TV deals
- Mark McCafferty will resign as Chief Director of Premiership Rugby
- He will be replaced at the end of the season by media expert Darren Childs
- McCafferty will leave his role to become an advisor to CVC Capital Partners
- During his time in the role, McCafferty helped seal three major TV deals
Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty will resign at the end of the season, with Darren Childs named as his successor.
McCafferty leaves in June and acts as an advisor to CVC Capital Partners.
They are the private equity firm that purchased a 27 percent stake in the Galiersher Premiership for a price of £ 200 million.
Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty will retire at the end of the season
McCafferty tripled more than the media revenue after negotiating three major TV deals and also agreed with the US insurance company Gallagher to become the league's new title sponsor during his tenure.
& # 39; Mark has played a crucial leadership role since 2005 in the development of Premiership Rugby & # 39 ;, said Ian Ritchie, president of Premiership Rugby.
& # 39; The growth of the Club game in England and Europe was huge at the time. & # 39;
Darren Childs leaves his role with the UKTV digital broadcaster to record McCafferty's post
Childs is leaving his current job at the UKTV digital channel to assume the position on Premiership Rugby.
The new CEO said: & # 39; I am enthusiastic about the challenge of working in a new sector, especially one about transformation such as rugby.
I have always admired the values that rugby shows on the field and in the community and it will be a fantastic opportunity to work with the clubs and the board to make even more fans of the sport.
& # 39; Premiership Rugby and European Professional Club Rugby are full of excitement and the future will certainly offer much more. & # 39;