Leading finance expert joins the board of

Llandarcy Park (Ospreys) Ltd, the holding company of Ospreys Rugby, has appointed leading business finance expert Tyrone Davies as a non-executive Director.

Mr Davies is currently Chief Financial Officer with Creditsafe Group, a privately owned group of companies supplying up to the minute financial information to more than 50,000 organisations across Europe.

In this capacity, Mr Davies is responsible for the strategic financial development and direction of the company, managing a team that operates across Europe from the company’s offices in Cardiff.

Prior to joining Creditsafe in 2008, he held the post of European CFO at Infonxx, the American owner of the UK based 118118 directory business, where he had a strategic role in the launch of new directory enquiry businesses in Italy and France, as well as the acquisition of a pan-European competitor along with a number of other new business initiatives.

Previous posts include Commercial Director at RAC Software Solutions PLC and as an audit expert with Deloitte.

Following his appointment as a non-executive director he will sit on the board of LPOL, the holding company of Ospreys Rugby, in an advisory capacity.

Geoff Atherton, Ospreys Chairman, commented:

“To be able to turn to someone with the expertise and reputation of Tyrone for advice is a massive coup for us and we are delighted to welcome him onto the board of Llandarcy Park (Ospreys) Ltd.

“Tyrone has provided invaluable assistance to the organisation over the last 18 months, helping our endeavours to create a robust and sustainable business. This appointment will enable him to continue playing a key role as we look to steer the organisation through what continue to be difficult economic conditions for all businesses.”

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Davies said:

“I’m delighted to have received the invitation to work with the board of Directors at Llandarcy Park (Ospreys) Ltd and to sit with them in a non-executive capacity.

“In 10 years of the Ospreys being in existence the board have taken a start-up organisation and turned it into a major European player and should be applauded for that. However, in a constantly changing environment, there are many challenges and obstacles to future growth and success.

“I’m looking forward to helping advise on strategic direction and hopefully playing a small part in the Ospreys continued success, on and off the field.”