Sue Day, former England international rugby captain (XVs and Sevens), and England’s record try scorer has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer of the RFU, and to the RFU Board.
Sue Day is currently a Deal Advisory Partner at KPMG. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and has worked in finance roles at KPMG for the last 20 years. Sue was appointed Partner at KPMG in 2015, and has worked as lead Partner on a number of high profile mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance transactions. In her role at the RFU she will be responsible for financial planning, management and reporting, legal and governance and technology, reporting to CEO Steve Brown, with voting membership of the RFU Board.
Sue Day is President of Wasps FC, and was capped for England (XVs) 59 times, including winning three Grand Slams in the Women’s Six Nations tournament. She has also captained the England Women’s Seven’s team, and coached the England 7s Developmental team. Sue played for Wasps for 14 years, and captained the team to the League and Cup Double in 2004/5.
RFU CEO Steve Brown commented; “This is a very exciting appointment for the RFU. Sue brings top-quality financial experience and knowledge, combined with a thorough understanding of professional rugby at international and club level, and a very deep love of the game. Sue is a highly experienced and accomplished leader, with an excellent reputation in both finance and in rugby, and I am delighted that she is joining us, as we strive to become the world’s leading rugby nation.”
Sue Day commented; “Rugby has been a huge part of my life, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to combine my passion for rugby with my professional experience in senior financial roles and in developing high-performing teams. This is an exciting time for England Rugby at all levels of the game and I’m looking forward to joining the senior team at the RFU and playing my part in encouraging rugby and its values to flourish across England.”
Sue Day is also a founding Trustee of the Women’s Sports Trust, and has been a rugby commentator for Sky Sports and World Rugby. She will join the RFU in the spring.
Report courtesy of the RFU