British and Irish Lions appoint new COO

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The British & Irish Lions have appointed Charlie McEwen as Chief Operating Officer ahead of the 2017 tour to New Zealand.

In his new role Charlie will be responsible for the day to day growth and management of the business balancing the business requirements with ensuring the team are best prepared for winning on the field

Commenting on the announcement John Feehan, CEO, said “I am delighted that Charlie has accepted the role of COO. Charlie has been intimately involved in the success of the Lions over a number of years most recently responsible for businesses commercial affairs and this promotion reflects on his outstanding performance and contributions. “

“The appointment of Charlie as COO is to upskill the ever expanding business and interest in the Lions, he will bring a greater focus on the Lions and will be able to develop the culture within the organisation to ensure success in 2017 and beyond.

Charlie McEwen added, “I am thrilled to have been appointed into this new role and look forward to working closely with all our stakeholders. The Lions are unique in both rugby and sport, the Lions command a very special place in people’s hearts, it is incumbent on all those in the business to ensure the Lions continue to thrive and I look forward to ensuring this is the case.

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