Jon Dutton is the Chief Executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, a world class purpose driven tournament. Jon commenced his role full time in February 2018 leaving his post as RFL Director of Projects & People. Jon has been involved in the project since the inception in late 2015 having successfully led the bid for the tournament.
A sports management graduate with over 25 years’ experience in the sports industry. Jon has previously worked for the PGA European Golf Tour, Manchester FA which included a secondment to UEFA and ran his own sports consultancy company.
Jon was the Operations Director for the Rugby League World Cup 2013, Director of Readiness for the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014 and Tournament Director for the last Rugby League Four Nations tournament in 2016. In 2017, Jon was the International Federation Tournament Commissioner for the Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Jon is a member of UK Sport Major Events Panel, a specialist advisory body. Its main purpose is to represent the interests of UK Sport by making major event investment recommendations to the UK Sport Board.