RWC2015 appoints Manning-Cooper to media role

From England Rugby 2015
England Rugby 2015, the organisers of Rugby World Cup 2015, has appointed Joanna Manning-Cooper to the role of Communications & Marketing Director.

Manning-Cooper: media chief for Rugby World Cup
Manning-Cooper: media chief for Rugby World Cup

The new position will be part of the ER2015 leadership team and will be responsible for ticketing and volunteering campaigns, promoting the tournament, managing the ER2015 brand, implementation of the Rugby World Cup brand, media relations, running the press office and coordinating press operations.

Joanna Manning-Cooper has 20 years of integrated communications and media experience, including six-and-a-half years at LOCOG, where she was Head of Public Relations and Media, responsible for global PR and media activity to promote the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Prior to LOCOG, she was director of global communications for the Financial Times.

Debbie Jevans, Chief Executive of ER 2015, said: “We want Rugby World Cup 2015 in England to be the best World Cup ever. With less than 1,000 days to go to the tournament we are strengthening our senior team, and Joanna has been appointed following a competitive recruitment process for this important new role within the ER 2015 leadership team.

“Joanna did an exceptional job for London 2012, and her skills and experience in major sporting events will be a great asset as we promote Rugby World Cup 2015 to the world.”

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