London Irish rugby club has appointed Andy Martin as chief executive, replacing Graham Walpole.
Martin joins the club from Barclays Commercial Bank where he was head of global sales.
Speaking on the appointment, Martin said: “The opportunity to combine my passion for sport with my commercial experience is one that I am truly excited about. I would love to see London Irish become European champions. The thing that has impressed me is the ambition at the club. Both on and off the field it is amazing.”