Deighton joins board for 2015

ENGLAND Rugby 2015, the board organising the 2015 World Cup, has recruited Locog’s Paul Deighton to try to replicate the success of the London 2012 Olympics.

As chief executive officer of Locog, the organising committee for the London Games, Deighton was responsible for raising the £2bn budget from the private sector and for relations with the government.

He joins Debbie Jevans, former director of sport for Locog, who was appointed chief executive of England Rugby 2015 in September.