Gloucester Rugby has announced the appointment of Alex Brown as its new chief executive officer, following an interim period in the role.
During his time as a player, the former lock made more than 200 appearances for the Cherry and Whites before retiring in 2013 — since, the 44-year-old with three England caps to his name has spent over 10 years in the off-field management of the club, most recently as chief operating officer.
Gloucester Rugby chairman, Martin St Quinton, commented: 'We are delighted Alex has accepted the role as CEO on a permanent basis. He has already made a significant impact, galvanising the club behind a shared vision and a desire to win both on and off the field. He is a very well-liked and well-respected individual, both at the club and across the sport, and he has the full support of the board.'
Speaking on his appointment, Alex Brown said: 'Firstly, I want to thank Martin and the Board for placing
their trust in me, and to all the Gloucester supporters for their kind words
and well wishes since my interim appointment.
'It really is an honour to have been asked to lead Gloucester Rugby; it has been a huge part of my life for over 20 years, and I am confident that with a brilliant team around me, on and off the field, we can realise the potential of this great Club. I am looking forward to continuing the excellent progress we have made over the past few months and to a successful season ahead.'
Alex’s appointment was approved at the board meeting on Friday 25 August 2023.