Brian Barwick has taken up the position of non-Executive Chairman at the Rugby Football League (RFL) as the sport embarks on an important year.
Welcoming the appointment, RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood said:
I am delighted that we have been able to attract a sports administrator of Brian’s calibre. His track record speaks for itself.
Brian’s considerable experience will help us take the game forward as Rugby League prepares to embark on the most important year in its history with a competitive Super League, a new-look Championships and, of course, the Rugby League World Cup in England and Wales this autumn.
Barwick has held a number of senior positions including Chief Executive of the Football Association and Controller of Sport at ITV.