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), Mark Dodson (Scottish Rugby), Fabrizio Gaetaniello (FIR), Robert Howat (Scottish Rugby), Michael Kearney (IRFU), Mark McCafferty (PRL), Nigel Melville (RFU), Julie Paterson (WRU), Martyn Phillips (WRU), Andrea Rinaldo (FIR), Yann Roubert (LNR) and Serge Simon (FFR).
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, Andrea Rinaldo, 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
Financial controller: Fabien Romand
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: François Vergnol
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: Vincent Prébandier
Events & Operations Executive: Carl Bengtsson
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
Head of Match Officials: Joël Jutge