Established in 2014 with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, EPCR has the following shareholders: Federation Francaise de Rugby (FFR), Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), Rugby Football Union (RFU), Scottish Rugby, Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), Premiership Rugby (PRL) and Pro Rugby Wales.

The Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments feature clubs which have qualified on merit from their respective domestic leagues – Gallagher Premiership Rugby, the TOP 14 and the Guinness PRO14 – as well as from the Continental Shield.

Headquarters :

Boulevard de Grancy 39,
1006 Lausanne


Independent Chairman: Simon Halliday

The Board of EPCR has the following members: Simon Halliday (Chairman), Philip Browne (IRFU), Gareth Davies (WRU), Mark Davies (Pro Rugby Wales), Mark Dodson (Scottish Rugby), Fabrizio Gaetaniello (FIR), Robert Howat (Scottish Rugby), Mark McCafferty (PRL), Paul McNaughton (IRFU), Nigel Melville (RFU), Serge Simon (FFR), Andrea Rinaldo (FIR) and Yann Roubert (LNR).

EPCR’s Executive Committee, which is responsible for leading the commercial strategy of the organisation and its tournaments, is made up of Simon Halliday, Mark McCafferty, Paul McNaughton,  Yann Roubert and EPCR Director General, Vincent Gaillard.

EPCR’s revenues are distributed on the basis of an equal three-way division to LNR clubs, Premiership Rugby clubs and PRO14 Rugby clubs.

EPCR’s tournaments are run according to World Rugby’s Laws of the Game and to World Rugby Regulations.


CEO / Director General: Vincent Gaillard

Administration & Finance

Administration & Finance Director: Anthony Lepage |

Accounts assistant: Charlotte Halton |

Communications & Media

Head of Communications & Public Relations: Martyn Hindley | +41 79 581 93 09 |

Communications Manager: Mark Jones |

Communications Executive: Laura Tarbouriech |

Media & Public Relations Officer : Lola Barthés |

Marketing & Commercial

Marketing & Commercial Director: Carsten Couchouron |

Marketing & Commercial Manager: Cécile Cérède |

Marketing & Commercial Manager: Ian Treseder |

Marketing & Commercial Manager: Anya Alderslade |

Events & Operations

Events & Operations Director: Tom Walsh |

Events & Operations Manager: Ben Harries |

Events & Operations Executive: Carl Bengtsson |

Events & Operations Executive: Vincent Prébandier |

Events & Operations Executive: Rita Figueiredo |

Events & Operations Executive: Rosario Cieza |

Regulations & Compliance

Head of Regulations & Compliance: Liam McTiernan |

Regulations & Compliance Executive: Danny Rumble |

Judicial Panel Administrator & Executive Assistant: Maria Gyolcsos |

Match Officials

Head of Match Officials: Joël Jutge |