World Rugby has appointed Mihir Warty as
Director of Strategy.
Warty will join the international
federationís leadership team in late February and arrives at an
exciting time for the sport as it continues to penetrate new
markets and experience strong fan and participation growth.
As Director of Strategy, Warty will be
responsible for strengthening and driving World Rugbyís approach
to global game growth and project execution, including the
development of a new strategic plan, which will provide the
blueprint for a strengthened, growing and innovating sport.
Warty brings with him a wealth of proven
strategy development experience from similar roles with Sport
England, BBC Sport, the Centre for Economics & Business Research
Ltd, Arthur Andersen and more latterly MullenLowe Group.
World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper said, "Mihir joins with exceptional credentials. As
Head of Strategy for the BBC and BBC Sport, he injected a
data-driven approach to the broadcasterís multi-media approach to
build new audiences and applied the same successful approach with
Sport England, attracting 700,000 new participants during a time
of unparalleled success for English athletes and teams. Mihir will provide disciplined and imaginative
thinking that will enable World Rugby to optimise its development
in key areas as well as the development of a new strategic plan
that will propel the sport into the next decade."
Warty said, "I am thrilled to be joining World
Rugby at this time in its journey, and looking forward to building
on my experience in sports broadcasting and development at one of
the worldís leading international sport federations."
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.