Former Wales captain and wing Ieuan Evans has been appointed the chairman of the British and Irish Lions board.
The 58-year-old will take over the role from 1st October succeeding Jason Leonard.
Evans has played 72 Tests for Wales between 1987 and 1998 during which he scored 33 tries. Evans also held the record for the most Wales caps as captain with 28, a record overtaken by Ryan Jones in 2012.
He also captained them to a Five Nations title in 1994.
Evans also was part of the British and Irish Lions squad that competed in the 1989, 1993 and 1997 tours of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa respectively featuring in seven Tests.
“Having toured with the Lions at the peak of my international career, it is an honour to be appointed chairman of the British and Irish Lions board,” said Evans.
“Lions tours are unique in the world of sport, both in terms of the ultimate challenge they represent and the cultural impact they have.”
The next tour of the British and Irish Lions is in 2025 when they head to Australia.