Chris Munro takes over at the helm at RYA Cymru Wales

New CEO set to join in May 2022
22 Apr 22
CEO of RYA Cymru Wales, Chris Munro

RYA Cymru Wales has today announced the appointment of Chris Munro as its new Chief Executive.

Kidwelly resident Munro has over 20 years’ experience in the sports sector, initially in facility management, Sport Wales and Local Authority before a 9-year career with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). Most recently, Chris strategically spearheaded the sustainability and growth of more than 300 WRU clubs as their National Club Development Manager.

He will replace Gerwyn Owen, who is moving on from RYA Cymru Wales to work at Hafan Marina in Pwllheli.

Munro said: “I am delighted to be joining RYA Cymru Wales and am relishing the opportunity to work collaboratively with our Board, staff, clubs, centres and partners to deliver the future strategy for boating in Wales.”

Mike Butterfield, Chair of RYA Cymru Wales, said: ‘’On behalf of the Board, I would like to once again thank Gerwyn for his tenure as Chief Executive.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris to the team and are fortunate to have located someone with such extensive experience of the sport sector to steer us through a strategic review and implementation. I’m confident that Chris’ appointment will be welcomed across the board by our stakeholders.”

Munro will take up the role of RYA Cymru Wales Chief Executive in mid-May.