Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs to step down

Darren Childs joined Premiership Rugby in 2019
Darren Childs joined Premiership Rugby in 2019
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Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs is set to step down from his role over the coming weeks.

After being eight years as chief executive of UKTV, Childs joined Premiership Rugby in August 2019 and helped them overcome challenging situations created due to the pandemic coronavirus.

During his tenure, Premiership Rugby extended its association with BT Sport until 2024 and also helped securing £88million of government loan support due to the Covid-19 crisis.

He would now take up an advisory role at CVC Capital with the private equity firm already being a key investor in Premiership, Pro14 and Six Nations.

“After a huge effort by the whole team, I’m pleased that we have managed to navigate the many challenges of Covid-19 and that Premiership Rugby is able to look ahead with real optimism,” Childs said.

“While now is the right time for me to step back and focus on a wider range of business interests, I will remain a committed and enthusiastic supporter of club rugby as the sport completes its recovery and returns to growth in the years ahead.”

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