Andy Cosslett, Chairman of RFU Board

Andy Cosslett was elected Chairman of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Board in October 2016, replacing Bill Beaumont who became Chairman of World Rugby. 

Cosslett previously held an Independent Non-Executive Director role on the RFU Board and, as Chairman of England Rugby 2015, oversaw the delivery of the biggest Rugby World Cup in history.

The 61 year old has a lifelong association with rugby. He played for 25 years, and is Vice President of Weybridge Vandals.

His 30 year global business experience has seen him hold CEO roles at Fitness First and InterContinental Hotels Group. He also spent 14 years with Cadbury Schweppes in a variety of senior roles around the world.

He has been Chairman of Kingfisher plc since June 2017.