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Sélima Ayoub and David Lynn will join the Six Nations Rugby Board in May 2023

Sélima Ayoub and David Lynn will join the Six Nations Rugby Board in May 2023

Six Nations Rugby has appointed Sélima Ayoub and David Lynn as independent non-executive directors (INEDs), joining its Board in May 2023.

Ayoub and Lynn will join Independent Non-Executive Chair, Ronan Dunne, on the Six Nations Rugby Board, alongside its existing members.

Both bring a wealth of subject matter expertise and relevant international business experience, which will supplement the existing capabilities and strategic decision-making of the Six Nations Rugby Board, made up of representatives from each of its member unions, federations, and private equity investor (CVC Capital Partners).

Sélima Ayoub is a sports, events, and business management executive, with broad experience in senior leadership positions in internationally recognised brands and organisations such as Sodexo.

David Lynn comes with extensive experience working with global multiplatform media businesses such as Paramount Global. More recently Lynn has been a key advisor for private equity firms, supporting on strategy development within the media space.

Commenting on the appointment of the two independent non-executive directors to the Six Nations Rugby board, Ronan Dunne said: “The appointment of Sélima and David reflects the continued ambition of Six Nations Rugby to build a truly world class team, and the entire board is excited to start working with them both.

“The experience they both bring from their respective fields offers an incredible opportunity to deliver on this ambition, alongside the existing board members.

“Rugby’s potential for sustained growth and innovation is vast, and adding two new independent voices to the Six Nations Rugby Board that can help realise this potential.”

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Sélima Ayoub added: “Six Nations Rugby is an organisation with great history, but critically, an exciting future and one being driven forwards with real focus.

“There are opportunities in front of rugby that will stand to benefit the game, its teams, players, and global fan experience.

“As such, to have been asked to join as an independent non-executive director is a real privilege and comes with a responsibility, I am looking forward to fulfilling.”

David Lynn commented: “I am honoured to be joining the board of Six Nations Rugby which is responsible for some of the biggest and most prestigious occasions in the annual sporting calendar.

“It is thrilling to join at such a pivotal time to support the organisation grow as more and more fans engage with the brand and the tournaments.”