European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the organiser of the Heineken Champions Cup, the Challenge Cup and the Continental Shield.
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.
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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
Executive Assistant / Office Manager: Laetitia Porteries | firstname.lastname@example.org
Administration & Finance
Administration & Finance Director: Anthony Lepage | email@example.com
Accounts assistant: Charlotte Halton | firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications & Media
Head of Communications & Public Relations: Martyn Hindley | +41 79 581 93 09 | email@example.com
Communications Manager: Mark Jones | firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Executive: Laura Tarbouriech | email@example.com
Marketing & Commercial
Marketing & Commercial Director: Carsten Couchouron | firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing & Commercial Manager: Cécile Cérède | email@example.com
Marketing & Commercial Manager: Ian Treseder | firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing & Commercial Manager: Anya Alderslade | email@example.com
Events & Operations
Events & Operations Director: Tom Walsh | firstname.lastname@example.org
Events & Operations Manager: Ben Harries | email@example.com
Events & Operations Executive: Carl Bengtsson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Events & Operations Executive: Vincent Prébandier | email@example.com
Events & Operations Executive: Rita Figueiredo | firstname.lastname@example.org
Events & Operations Executive: Rosario Cieza | email@example.com
Regulations & Compliance
Head of Regulations & Compliance: Liam McTiernan | firstname.lastname@example.org
Regulations & Compliance Executive: Danny Rumble | email@example.com
Head of Match Officials: Joël Jutge | firstname.lastname@example.org