Jon Dutton

Chief Executive @ Rugby League World Cup 2021

Jon is the Chief Executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Jon commenced his role on February 1st 2018 leaving his post as RFL Director of Projects & People. Jon led the successful bid for the tournament including a £25m funding award from HM Government.

A sports management graduate with over 20 years’ experience in the sports industry. Jon has previously worked for the PGA European Golf Tour, Manchester FA with a secondment to UEFA and ran his own sports consultancy company. Jon was the Operations Director for Rugby League World Cup 2013, Director of Readiness for the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014 and Tournament Director for the Ladbrokes Four Nations tournament in 2016. In 2017 Jon was the RLIF Tournament Commissioner for the Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Jon is a member of UK Sports Major Events Panel, a specialist advisory body. Its main purpose is to represent the interests of UK Sport by making major event investment recommendations to the UK Sport Board.