World Rugby has announced that Sally Horrox will join the organisation as Director of Women’s Rugby in early May.
Horrox will bring with her an impressive wealth of management and board-level experience in sport and business and will be responsible for World Rugby’s transformational Women in Rugby 2017-25 plan, which was refreshed in late 2021 after huge initial success.
Horrox joins a restructured Strategy and Communications department within World Rugby under Chief Strategy Officer Mihir Warty. She will lead the Women in Rugby team, collaborating with specialist colleagues in the High Performance, Competitions, Participation and Revenue and Fan Engagement teams, as well as member unions, regional associations, and a range of partners to accelerate women in rugby on and off the field.
Horrox said: “I’m delighted and hugely privileged to be joining World Rugby to lead what is regarded as the most significant area of growth for the game globally.
World Rugby Chief Executive Alan Gilpin added: “We are delighted to be welcoming someone of Sally’s calibre to the organisation to oversee an area of the sport that has the greatest participation, fan, commercial and leadership potential.