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Whisper appoints Ugo Monye to advisory board

By 22nd February 2021 No Comments

The former England Rugby International will help Whisper create and develop new business opportunities in the UK.

Former England Rugby International Ugo Monye has joined The Whisper Group Advisory Board.

Whisper says his appointment will help the company create and develop new business opportunities in the UK, as well as help with its diversity and inclusion drive.

Whisper is the producer of the Women’s Six Nations for the BBC; Welsh Rugby Union for its social channels; and the 2019 Rugby World Cup for S4C. It also recently announced a partnership with World Rugby as its key digital video and audio production partner for 2021.

The company is also reportedly close to announcing another significant addition to its rugby portfolio.

Monye represented England 14 times and played twice for the British and Irish Lions. At club level, he played for Harlequins throughout his 13-year career. He is now a pundit for BT Sport and presents the Rugby Union podcast for the BBC.

He joins Whisper’s existing advisory members Michael Vaughan and Sean Fitzpatrick

Monye said: “Whisper is a company that I’ve worked with and been aware of for a number of years, and I’ve always admired their passion to innovate and improve across the sports broadcasting landscape.

After a number of chats with Sunil and his team, I feel Whisper’s vision of rugby and sports coverage in the future aligns perfectly with mine and I hope I can add real value to their already strong team. It’s a real privilege to be joining the company at such an exciting time on their journey and my career.”

Whisper CEO Sunil Patel, added: “It’s so inspiring to be welcoming Ugo into Whisper. Not only is he incredibly well-connected, an incredible high achiever and an embodiment of everything that Whisper stands for – but he continues to be an inspiration to so many. The power of sport and the importance of strong role models within that is something Whisper fundamentally believes in. It shaped my ambition and I’m delighted that we’re now working with Ugo to try and inspire more people in the future.”

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