Martyn Phillips was the managing director of Welsh Rugby Union and also has commercial experience
Martyn Phillips, former executive director of the Welsh Rugby Union, has been appointed as the new chairman of Premiership Rugby to succeed Andy Higginson.
Higginson had been in office since December 2019, overseeing the league’s Covid-19 response during the pandemic.
Phillips’ arrival follows Simon Massie-Taylor’s appointment as Premiership CEO last month.
Nigel Melville was named chairman of the Club Investors Group last December.
“There is a significant opportunity for Premiership Rugby to develop the tournament and its commercial rights to their full potential,” said Phillips.
“I am very excited about this new role and look forward to working with Simon and his team, the clubs, owners and investors in the years to come.”