Debbie Jevans has confirmed her decision to resign from her duties as chief executive of England’s World Cup 2015 organising committee due to personal reasons, BBC Sport reports.
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Jevans first took the post back in 2012 and has been praised for her work since then, with a committee statement declaring that she leaves with “plans in excellent shape” and close to 2 million tickets sold.
The Rugby World Cup starts in September with England playing Fiji, and Stephen Brown has been named as the new managing director, working alongside Andy Cosslett.
Jevans herself has been quoted as saying she is proud of the work she has done with the team during her time in charge, while Cosslett added that her legacy in helping prepare for this tournament will be seen once the tournament has got underway.
It is not clear what Jevans will do next, but she has great experience in the world of sport and has previously worked with the likes of the International Tennis Federation, the International Rugby Board and the International Cricket Council.