The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has appointed former lieutenant colonel Mark Williams as its new Millennium Stadium manager.
The Royal Welsh soldier becomes manager of Wales’ Cardiff-based national stadium following the resignation of his predecessor former police chief superintendant Gerry Toms in June.
WRU chairman David Pickering said: "This is a great appointment for the WRU and I know Mark already has strong and relevant relationships with the relevant local authorities, the emergency services and with the Welsh government."
Williams added: "I am deeply honoured to be joining the WRU in such an important role. As a proud Welshman and rugby supporter, I understand the important place the stadium holds in the whole psyche and culture of Wales.”