Toshiba is kicking off its Rugby World Cup 2015 sponsorship with Josh Lewsey this Friday at the opening game with England v Fiji.
Josh Lewsey was part of the England team that won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 in Australia. Lewsey is currently the Head of Rugby for the Welsh Rugby Union where he is passing on his game expertise and business experience.
Josh’s playing highlights include not only the magnificent Rugby World Cup 2003 win, but a Grand Slam, two Heineken cups and four domestic championships. Beyond the sport, he was an Army Officer and, in the business world, developed expertise in understanding Organisational Performance. He subsequently has led various strategic change projects, most notably while as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, then at Citigroup, and currently in his role as Head of Rugby at the Welsh Rugby Union, where he has strived to make a positive difference to the game he is passionate about.
Josh will also take to Toshiba’s Twitter feed to give fans the unique opportunity to pose any questions they have, and is participating in wider PR and media activity aimed at building excitement ahead of the Tournament. This includes a Toshiba-sponsored media partnership alongside other talent from the world of rugby.
“I’m really honoured to be working with Rugby World Cup 2015 official sponsor Toshiba for what is set to be fantastic Tournament,” said Josh Lewsey. “Toshiba places strong emphasis on creativity, innovation and technology, particularly in the business sphere. Whether in the board room or on the sports field, this sentiment is key to success, regardless of industry.”
Toshiba sponsored the Rugby World Cup in 2007 and 2011. The Rugby World Cup 2015 leaps into life this Friday with the opening ceremony and England’s match against the formidable Fijian team.