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Nathan Bombrys has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Canada. Bombrys’ appointment was announced by the Rugby Canada Board of Directors after an exhaustive and thorough global search. Bombrys, a Michigan native, will join the organization this summer when his contract with the Scottish Rugby Union as Head of International Commercial Projects expires.
Our rigorous recruitment process yielded a strong pool of candidates, but Nathan stood out as the person with the character and experience that Rugby Canada requires at this time in its leadership “Sally Dennis, the chair of Rugby Canada’s Board of Directors, said: “Nathan has a vision and a strategy for restoring Canadian rugby’s pride and leading us into a new period of growth, community involvement, financial stability, and international success.
“We’re excited for it to begin.”
Bombrys has over 20 years of experience in top management roles in European rugby, according to Rugby Canada, and has a track record of driving transformation in the athletic sector, as well as establishing high-performing teams, driving business growth, and on-field success. Before rejoining the Scottish Rugby Union for the second time, Bombrys worked as the managing director of Glasgow Warriors, who compete in the United Rugby Championship and Heineken Champions Cup.
He formerly worked as the commercial director for Sale Sharks in the English Premiership and as the head of the Scottish Rugby Union’s commercial department. From the early days of professionalism to the present, Bombrys has played a vital role in the strategic planning and growth of leagues and competitions, according to Rugby Canada. Bombrys is also known for completing bids for large events including the World Rugby Sevens World Series, PRO14 finals, and international test matches