The Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has made four new appointments as well as naming a permanent COO as it ramps up build-up to the tournament, taking place in England.
Terri Lynam has joined the organisation as Head of Customer, having previously worked on the delivery of a host of major sporting events including the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2015 Rugby World Cup , and the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final, while Stephen Brown has become the permanent COO, having already been in the role since the start of the year on an acting basis.
Meanwhile, the organisation has also announced the appointment of Sport Industry NextGen Leader 2019 Kait Ludwig in the role of Customer Lead, having worked across Rugby League in both Australia and England with roles at the Canberra Raiders as well as the Super League and the Rugby Football League.
Esther Crane has also joined the event organising team as Special Projects and Protocol Lead, while B Hunter has joined from British Cycling as Digital Lead for the event.
RLWC2021 Chief Executive Jon Dutton said: “We’re delighted to welcome Kait, B, Terri and Esther to the team alongside Stephen being made our permanent Chief Operating Officer. Not only do all of our new team members possess impressive credentials and experience, they also share the same values we all do at RLWC2021.
“It is so important that the members of our team have a combination of experience, drive, and a passion for delivering what promises to be the biggest and best sporting event in 2021, and we are certain that the newest members to RLWC2021 fit that mold.”