The former Wales captain and British and Irish Lion, Ryan Jones was appointed Head of Rugby Participation in February 2016. Jones, who won 75 caps, joined the WRU Executive Board with a remit to get more people across Wales engaged more often with rugby at all levels and in all its forms. In doing so, he will represent more than clubs across Wales and provide them with a voice at rugby’s top table. Jones is one of an elite band of players to have won three Grand Slams with Wales (2005, 2008 and 2012) and he also played an integral role in his country’s retention of the RBS 6 Nations title in 2013. He also captained the Ospreys from 2007 to 2010 and counts four Guinness Pro12 titles amongst his achievements. Although Ryan retired from professional rugby back in 2015, he continues to work hard at a community level as a coach at Mumbles RFC. He is also a Director and Trustee for Disability Sport Wales as well as being Vice-Chair for the Princes Gate Trust.