Welsh Rugby Union appoints new Millennium Stadium Manager

Mark Williams, a Lieutenant Colonel in The Royal Welsh regiment, has been appointed the Millennium Stadium Manager for the Welsh Rugby Union.
 
Williams will have full management responsibility for the operation of the Millennium Stadium, which is wholly owned and operated by the Welsh Rugby Union.
 
Hailing originally from Glynneath in South Wales, Williams has 20 years’ experience as an army officer and has served on multiple tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq.
 
Upon retirement from the army, Williams joined the WRU. His appointment completes the WRU Executive team as the announcement comes just a week after Josh Lewsey was recruited to the Board as WRU Head of Rugby. All Executive Board members and Head Coach Warren Gatland report directly to the WRU Group Chief Executive Roger Lewis.
 
“We will soon be welcoming the Rugby League World Cup to Cardiff and then our Dove Men Autumn Series kicks off with games against South Africa, Argentina, Tonga and Australia,” says Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union, Roger Lewis. “I am confident that Mark has the leadership and management skills to grasp these opportunities to continue to build on the fantastic reputation as an international events venue the stadium now enjoys.
 
“His military background speaks of precision, determination and clear strategic thinking which will all set him in good stead for the stadium manager role.”
 
Williams adds: “As a proud Welshman and rugby supporter I understand the important place the stadium holds in the whole psyche and culture of Wales. It enjoys a great reputation for delivering excellence and I will be working hard to sustain and build on that in the months and years ahead.
 
Gerry Toms stepped down as the Millennium Stadium Manager in June 2013.
 
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