Six Nations is delighted to announce the appointment of Ed Hepworth as its new CFO.
Ed brings over 20 years’ experience in financial leadership roles, many of them in a sports environment. He comes to us from his role as Finance & Operations Director for Engage Digital Partners, a digital agency specialising in sports whose clients include World Rugby, Sony Gran Turismo, Real Madrid, Chelsea FC and MLB. He is also a Board Trustee for Active Communities Network, a charity focused on sport for development.
Ed previously worked for 8 years at the NBA, in both New York and London, in various senior Finance, Strategy and Operational roles. Before the NBA he worked as a management consultant/Finance Director in various companies including Reuters, Sainsburys, PwC and British Airways.
Ed will replace current CFO, Thelma O’Driscoll who is joining the British & Irish Lions on a full-time basis.
Ben Morel, CEO of Six Nations commented on the appointment: “I am delighted to welcome someone of Ed’s calibre to the Six Nations team and am looking forward to working with him again. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Thelma for her outstanding contribution over the last number of years at the Six Nations. We wish her every success with the British & Irish Lions.”
Ed Hepworth said: “I am thrilled to be offered this opportunity with the Six Nations, an organisation I have always admired and respected. It’s an exciting time to be working in rugby and I look forward to joining the team soon.”