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England Rugby 2015 appoints LOCOG's head of PR and media to head up press office


By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

January 7, 2013 | 1 min read

England Rugby 2015 has announced the appointment of Joanna Manning-Cooper, formerly head of PR and media for LOCOG, to the role of communications and marketing director.

In her new role, Manning-Cooper will handle media relations, promote the tournament and manage the England Rugby 2015 brand.

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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