25th Jan 2024

Are you passionate about sports and ready to lead the charge in one of Asia's most exciting and dynamic rugby communities? A rare opportunity awaits to take the helm at one of Hong Kong’s most iconic sports and International major events as it enters a new age and new chapter for sport in the region.

The Board of Directors of Hong Kong China Rugby (HKCR) has enlisted the services of global executive search firm, Odgers Berndtson, to embark on an international search for the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization. The CEO will take over the reins from an incumbent who has successfully built HKCR into one of the premier Unions in the Asia region with success on the international stage/at the representative level and a thriving domestic competition and community programme; established the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens as a commercial success and landmark on the global Sevens Tournament calendar; and steered the organisation through some of the most disruptive times in its recent history. 

The new CEO will be charged with building upon this legacy and taking the organisation and the game to its next level in Hong Kong. In particular, HKCR seeks a passionate, strategic and commercially-attuned individual who is excited about possibilities, ready for the challenge of navigating uncharted waters, sensitive to the Hong Kong context and operating environment, skilled in managing a complex stakeholder environment and above all enthusiastic to take charge of shaping a positive future for the game and its contribution to broader Hong Kong society.

Further Information:

For a confidential discussion please contact Troy de Haas, APAC Head of Sport & Entertainment, [email protected], Heidi Fung, Hong Kong Consultant, [email protected] or Kelly McClusky, Researcher [email protected]

Downloadable candidate brief here. 

Applications will close on Friday 16 February 2024

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