As a reflection of Gloucester Rugby’s commitment to sustainability, Richard Weller has been appointed Director of Sustainability at Kingsholm.
Having joined the club last summer in the interim position of Finance and Operations Director, Richard is delighted to be able to continue in this new role which will see him focus on actions to improve the Cherry and Whites’ environmental performance.
Sustainability is important to everyone at Gloucester Rugby and becoming one of the first from the rugby world to be making it a priority, the club has also become a member of BASIS, the British Association for Sustainable Sport.
BASIS work with organisations at all levels of sport in the UK to help their members introduce and share sustainability best practice. They will help the Club set targets and implement processes to improve our environmental performance as a Club but also in the community.
Lance Bradley, Gloucester Rugby’s Chief Executive Officer said “I’m delighted that Richard is remaining with the Club, especially in such an important role. As we emerge from the challenges of lockdown we’re placing ever more focus on our impact on the environment around us, and Richard will play a leading role in driving this forward.”
Richard agreed “Sustainability is hugely important and I’m looking forward to implementing changes to improve Gloucester Rugby’s environmental performance.
“As an elite sports club we have a responsibility to the community to lead the way in terms of sustainability and really make a difference.”