European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the organiser of the European Rugby Champions Cup, the European Rugby Challenge Cup and the Challenge Cup Qualifying Competition.
Established in 2014 with headquarters in Neuchatel, Switzerland, EPCR has the following shareholders: Federation Francaise de Rugby (FFR), Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), Rugby Football Union (RFU), Scottish Rugby, Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), Premiership Rugby (PRL) and Pro Rugby Wales.
The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments feature clubs which have qualified on merit from their respective domestic leagues - the Premiership, the TOP 14 and the PRO12 - as well as from the Challenge Cup Qualifying Competition.
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Independent Chairman: Simon Halliday
The Board of EPCR is made up of the following: Simon Halliday (Chairman), Philip Browne (IRFU), Gareth Davies (WRU), Mark Davies (Pro Rugby Wales), Mark Dodson (Scottish Rugby), Fabrizio Gaetaniello (FIR), Robert Howat (Scottish Rugby), Mark McCafferty (PRL), Paul McNaughton (IRFU), Nigel Melville (RFU), Pascal Papé (FFR), Andrea Rinaldo (FIR) and Yann Roubert (LNR).
EPCR's Executive Committee, which is responsible for leading the commercial strategy of the organisation and its tournaments, is made up of Simon Halliday, Mark McCafferty, Paul McNaughton, Yann Roubert and EPCR Director General, Vincent Gaillard.
The distribution of EPCR's revenues is made on the basis of an equal three-way division to LNR clubs, Premiership Rugby clubs and PRO12 Rugby clubs.
EPCR's tournaments are run according to World Rugby's Laws of the Game and to World Rugby Regulations.
CEO - Director General: Vincent Gaillard
Executive Assistant / Office Manager: Laetitia Porteries firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Communications & Public Relations: Martyn Hindley +41 79 581 93 09 email@example.com
Communications Manager: Mark Jones +41 79 926 42 47 firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Executive: Laura Tarbouriech email@example.com
Marketing & Commercial Director: Carsten Couchouron firstname.lastname@example.org
Events & Operations Director: Tom Walsh email@example.com
Administration & Finance Director: Anthony Lepage firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Match Officials: Joël Jutge email@example.com
Head of Regulations & Compliance: Liam McTiernan firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing & Commercial Manager: Cécile Cérède email@example.com
Marketing & Commercial Manager: Ian Treseder firstname.lastname@example.org
Events & Operations Manager: Ben Harries email@example.com
Ticketing & Hospitality Operations Executive: Holi Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Events & Operations Executive: Vincent Prébandier email@example.com
Events & Operations Executive: Rita Figueiredo firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing & Commercial Executive: Anya Alderslade email@example.com
Regulations & Compliance Executive: Danny Rumble firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounts assistant: Charlotte Halton email@example.com