The British & Irish Lions has appointed Thelma
O’Driscoll as Chief Financial Officer and Shane Whelan as Director
of Digital, Marketing & Communications.
Both report to Ben Calveley, Managing
Shane has worked in a digital capacity on
the last two Lions Tours to New Zealand and Australia.
He joins the Lions from
the Guinness Six Nations where he was Director of Digital
Communications & Marketing.
His new role will see him oversee the
Lions’ marketing communications and brand strategy, as well as
being responsible for all digital output including platform
development, social media and content.
“With just 14 months to go until the Lions Tour
departs for South Africa, I am delighted to officially welcome
Shane and Thelma to the Executive team,” said Calveley. “Both are outstanding talents with proven track
records and their broad experience and knowledge within the
digital and financial sectors will be invaluable to the Lions.”
Thelma also moves from the Six Nations where
she has worked as the organisation’s Chief Financial Officer for
the last four years.
Before that, Thelma held senior finance
positions at Outsource, Dell and Global Crossing.
The British & Irish Lions will Tour South Africa
in 2021 to face the current World Champions.
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.