Millennium Stadium looks for new stadium manager

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) is on the hunt for a new Millennium Stadium manager following the news Gerry Toms will be stepping down from his post in June 2013.

Following seven years in charge of operations at the rugby stadium in Cardiff, the former Chief Superintendent of South Wales Police has decided to call time on his executive duties.

Toms was appointed by Roger Lewis, Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union, in 2006 and joined his Executive Team. Toms has since managed over 200 major events at the venue, which is owned and operated by the WRU.  

Toms’ successor will take on responsibility for all stadium departments including; Operations, Facilities, Maintenance, Stewarding, Security, Pitch, Event Management and Millennium Stadium Tours.

The role also requires key relationships with the WRU Group Executive Board and national and city-wide stakeholders such as the Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff County Council, Stadium Sports Grounds Safety Authority, Safety Advisory Group and Emergency Planning Authorities.

As well as four RBS 6 Nations Championship titles in nine years for Welsh rugby, the incumbent leader has steered the Millennium Stadium team through the 2007 IRB Rugby World Cup, FA Cup and Carling Cup Finals and last summer headed up Wales’ first-ever Olympic Games.  

“Since the stadium opened in 1999, working with the Welsh Government and City Council, the stadium has achieved its objective in bringing the world to Wales and delivering over 300 International events,” said Toms. “It has been a great pleasure to have been involved with the stadium for the past 12 years working alongside a team of such talented and committed staff.”

Lewis added: “I look forward to welcoming applications from industry professionals wanting to be part of our future, which includes two major concerts this summer, the 2013 Rugby League World Cup opening ceremony and, in the not so distant future, the 2015 Rugby World Cup.”

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