Jim Dixon appointed new CEO of BC Rugby

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Andrew Smith

July 30, 2013, VANCOUVER, BC (ISN) – The British Columbia Rugby Union Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Dixon as the new Chief Executive Officer of BC Rugby.

Dixon brings over 12 years of experience in Sports Development and Professional Rugby Coaching, having most recently held the role of Executive Director of BC Adaptive Snowsports.

“I’m really excited about the prospect of working with someone of Jim’s caliber,” said BC Rugby Union President Steve Cook. “I am confident that he will prove to be an effective and inspirational leader for the BCRU.”

A graduate of the University of Otago in New Zealand, Dixon majored in Coaching and Sport Psychology and has since held administrative positions in Australia, Spain and England.

Dixon started out as a Rugby Development Officer for the Queensland Rugby Union (Jan 2001-Aug 2002), was the Director of Rugby for national league club Basingstoke RFC in England (July 2003-2008), Director of Rugby for professional side Ordizia Rugby in Spain (Aug 2008-April 2011) and was an RFU Coach Educator before emigrating to BC in 2012.

Dixon is currently the head coach of the BC Bears, the British Columbia Rugby Union’s senior men’s provincial team that competes in the Canadian Rugby Championship.

“I am truly honoured to have been appointed CEO of BC Rugby and I’m looking forward to working with the Board of Directors and the Office Staff to help further the growth of rugby in the province,” said Dixon. “There are so many dedicated and passionate people involved in rugby here in BC. I’m excited to work with them to improve the profile of rugby, provide development opportunities for our dedicated volunteers and to help strengthen the pathway for all players.”

With a start date set for September 1st, Dixon will be responsible for the overall operations, delivery and promotion of rugby in the province.