The team has extensive experience of bidding for major international sporting events and is now in the midst of compiling a compelling response to to World Rugby’s tender invitation.
The role of the Oversight Board is to approve bid strategy, oversee progress, liaise with the IRFU and both Governments and ensure the delivery of a ‘world class’ bid for RWC 2023 in Ireland.
RWC 2023 Bid Oversight Board
The RWC 2023 Bid Oversight Board is tasked with approving the bid strategy, overseeing progress, liaising with the IRFU and both Governments, and ensuring the delivery of a ‘world class’ bid for RWC 2023 on behalf of Ireland.
Former Tánaiste and Irish rugby international.
Dr David Dobbin
Chairman of Belfast Harbour, Former Group Chief Executive, Dale Farm and Chairman of the Management Committee of the Ulster Branch IRFU.
Chief Executive, IRFU.
Group Transformation Director, CRH plc, she has amassed extensive international business experience as part of the CRH management group since 1988.
Director General, GAA.
Former Irish International and Lion, current Chairman of the Lions Board and Honorary Treasurer IRFU.
Deputy Governor of Bank of Ireland and Chairman of CarTrawler; he was Chief Executive of Paddy Power plc. From 2006 to 2014.
CEO, Ulster Rugby.
Chair of the initial joint RWC Working Group; he is a former Irish rugby international with a successful career in business.
One of the world’s most capped international rugby players, board member with the role of Bid Ambassador.
Dame Mary Peters CH DBE RNR
Olympic pentathlon Gold medallist in 1972, one of Northern Ireland’s best known sports personalities, she is an activist in support of a range of Athletics and Charitable projects.
Executive Chairman, PSG Communications Group
Assistant Secretary General, Dept Transport, Tourism & Sport.
Director, Department for The Economy.
Core Bid Team Leader
Ireland 2023 Bid Director, and COO, IRFU