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Ed Griffiths leaves Bath chairman role less than six months after appointment

Ed Griffiths has left his role as Bath chairman regardless of solely being appointed on a everlasting foundation by the Gallagher Premiership aspect in January.

The former Saracens chief government joined the membership initially on a consultancy foundation again in November to conduct a wide-ranging review with Bath struggling a disastrous season on the backside of the desk.

Griffiths was then appointed on a full-term foundation in the beginning of this year as chairman, changing Bath proprietor Bruce Craig. But Griffiths will now depart The Rec after less than six months within the role. Bath are presently twelfth within the Premiership with signings for subsequent season together with Piers Francis and Dave Attwood.

Craig stated: “We thank Edward for all he has done in helping our club to refocus. He has brought expertise, knowledge and experience, and he leaves the club in a significantly stronger position. I will continue to support the club as we move forward.”

The information comes as a part of a restructuring by Bath forward of subsequent season and the arrival of Johaan van Graan as head coach from Munster, with Van Graan assuming full management of rugby issues.

Stuart Hooper, the present director of rugby, will transfer into a brand new normal supervisor role with Bath, supporting Van Graan “in delivering the club’s long-term plans which include the further enhancement of its player pathway and academy; and the development of competitive advantage in areas of data, psychology, nutrition, training and performance facilities”, in keeping with the membership.

Tarquin McDonald, Bath chief government, commented: “These roles are confirmed ahead of our final game of the season against Worcester Warriors, and as we ready ourselves for the 2022/23 season. This reset will provide the foundations for a revival for the club over the coming seasons.”

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