Six Nations Rugby
Ben Morel was appointed Chief Executive of Six Nations Rugby in November 2018. Prior to joining the organisation responsible for Rugby’s Greatest Championship, Ben worked at the NBA for over 20 years. He was NBA’s Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) since 2011. During his tenure, he oversaw all aspects of the NBA’s EMEA operations including media distribution, events, merchandising and sponsorship. He also managed the NBA’s two regional offices located in Madrid and Johannesburg from the league’s EMEA headquarters in London. Since joining Six Nations Rugby, Ben has ushered in a number of major developments, namely a long-term strategic partnership with private investment fund, CVC Capital Partners., as well as signing Guinness as Title Partner of the Six Nations and centralising the broadcast rights of the men’s and women’s Championships and Autumn Nations Series. During his time as CEO, Ben successfully navigated the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst leading the organisation’s growth to bring Six Nations Rugby to global audiences through extensive broadcast partnerships. Ben is of Franco-British origin and is a 1997 graduate of the ESCP/EAP Business School with a specialization in International Affairs and Sport Management.