Dave Barton

With more than 25 years of experience in sport communications and journalism, Dave has been the Head of Communications for the British & Irish Lions since January 2016. Previously he was Communications Manager for the England rugby union team at the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups, Corporate Communications Manager for the Rugby Football Union and Media Manager for the Lions tour to Australia in 2013. As a sports journalist he specialised in rugby for the Western Morning News, Western Daily Press and various nationals before joining the RFU’s Communications Department in 2002.  A no-compromise soccer player, he lives in Gloucestershire, coaches Dursley RFC’s Colts section and is married with three teenage children