World Rugby has appointed Michel Poussau as the
Rugby World Cup 2023 General Manager.
Based in Paris and reporting to World
Rugby Chief Operating Officer and Rugby World Cup Tournament
Director, Alan Gilpin, Poussau will oversee the day-to-day
management of the World Rugby presence in Paris and day-to-day
collaboration with the France 2023 organising committee to ensure
that the international federationís core hosting criteria and
goals are achieved.
Poussau joins the World Rugby team from IMG,
where he performed the role of Executive Director, Commercial for
IMG based in Tokyo, supporting World Rugby in the development and
delivery of a record-breaking commercial rights programme for
Rugby World Cup 2019.
He brings a wealth of French sports
market experience to the position, including performing the role
of Deputy Country Manager at Euro 2016, Brand Director for
Football at Sportfive France (now LagardŤre Sports and
Entertainment) and IMG Commercial Operations Manager at Rugby
World Cup 2007 in France.
Poussau said: "I am delighted to
be joining World Rugby at such an exciting time for the sport with
record growth, interest and success, largely driven by the menís
Rugby World Cup. After a very special Japan 2019
tournament that raised the bar, I am excited and motivated in
working in collaboration with our friends from the France 2023 organising committee, national and local governments and all
stakeholders to assist in the delivery of an event that will set
new standards on and off the field, engaging a nation, driving the
sustainability agenda and inspire a new generation of rugby fans.Ē
Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
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.