Sue Day, former England rugby captain and record try scorer, has been appointed as the new chief financial officer of the RFU and to the RFU Board. Before she represented England, Sue gained Blues at rugby whilst studying at Oxford University.
In her role at the RFU, she will be responsible for financial planning, management and reporting, legal and governance and technology, reporting to CEO Steve Brown, with voting membership on the RFU Board. She is currently a deal advisory partner at KPMG having qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) and has spent the last 20 years in financial roles at the accountancy firm. Day was appointed partner a KPMG in 2015, and has worked as lead partner on a number of high profile mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance transactions.
She is also president of Wasps FC having played at the club for 14 years and was capped 59 times for England, winning three Grand Slams. She also captained the England Sevens team and coached the developmental team.
“This is a very exciting appointment for the RFU. Sue brings top-quality financial experience and knowledge, combined with a thorough understanding of professional rugby at international and club level, and a very deep love of the game,” said RFU CEO Steve Brown.
“Sue is a highly experienced and accomplished leader, with an excellent reputation in both finance and in rugby, and I am delighted that she is joining us, as we strive to become the world’s leading rugby nation.”
“Rugby has been a huge part of my life, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to combine my passion for rugby with my professional experience in senior financial roles and in developing high-performing teams,” said Day.
“This is an exciting time for England Rugby at all levels of the game and I’m looking forward to joining the senior team at the RFU and playing my part in encouraging rugby and its values to flourish across England.”
Sue Day is also a founding trustee of the Women’s Sports Trust, and has been a rugby commentator for Sky Sports and World Rugby. She will join the RFU in the spring.