Gethin Jenkins has been appointed England Boxing chief executive ©England Boxing

England Boxing have announced the appointment of Gethin Jenkins as the national governing body’s chief executive.

The 46-year-old will be responsible for all operational aspects of the organisation’s work including managing and directing the strategy of the sport.

A key part of his role will be to ensure the delivery of England Boxing’s plan for 2017 to 2021.

He has previously held the role of chief executive at Cardiff City Football Club and Newport Gwent Dragons Rugby Union Club.

Jenkins, who boasts 20 years’ experience in a variety of sports administration and leadership roles, was also the head of event delivery for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

England Boxing believe Jenkins’ experience in delivering major events and competitions, developing commercial partnerships and high performance environments will benefit the organisation.

"Gethin has a superb blend of skills and experience and was the outstanding candidate for this very important position role,” said Caspar Hobbs, England Boxing chairman.

“He has proven track record of leading a sporting organisation, delivering major events and generating commercial income and I am confident he will make a significant contribution to the future development of boxing in England.”

Jenkins will replace Paul Porter in the role, who left the organisation in January.

Porter left to take up a role working in international sports event management.

England Boxing will hope for success at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images
England Boxing will hope for success at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

“Boxing has been very successful in recent years in delivering both increased participation at the grassroots and elite level success and I want to help the sport and England Boxing to build on these achievements and the opportunities the sport offers including developing the promotion, governance, and planning across all aspects of England Boxing,” said Jenkins.

“Boxing clubs are the heart of this organisation and I look forward to working with members to ensure they get the support they need to continue growing the sport, and in doing this, delivering enormous benefits to people and communities throughout England.”

English boxers won all three of Britain’s boxing medals at the 2016 Olympic Games, including Nicola Adams defending her women’s flyweight title.

Joe Joyce and Joshua Buatsi earned silver and bronze medals respectively.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, England came top of the boxing medal table with five golds, one silver medal and one bronze.