Jaime joined World Rugby (then known as the International Rugby Board) in 2008, initially working on the successful campaign to secure rugby’s return to the Olympic Programme in 2009 before focussing in on support for World Rugby’s development and international relations activities with a diverse range of stakeholders across the rugby, Olympic and international sporting movements.
In 2021, he coordinated the development of the World Rugby Environmental Sustainability Plan 2030. Launched in January 2022, the ESP2030 is an ambitious plan and roadmap for the sport, setting out how World Rugby will reduce the climate impact of its activities while increasing awareness of the need for all stakeholders to act to ensure the sustainability of our sport.
He has worked on various projects including maximising the sport’s Olympic reinclusion through Olympic Solidarity engagement, the management of rugby for development initiatives and partnerships (including ChildFund Rugby, the UN World Food Programme, SOS Kit Aid, World Wheelchair Rugby, International Gay Rugby amongst others), and the activation and management of the Spirit of Rugby programme in 2016.
Prior to joining World Rugby, having graduated from university in Ireland, he worked in Sydney in the New South Wales Cabinet Office in the run-up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, followed by a position in London working for a leading event agency delivering live events for a range of multinational clients across Europe, Asia and North America.
A native of Dublin, his well-worn rugby boots have been passed to the next generation but he still enjoys his sport, helping out with coaching, keeping the bees happy in his garden, and getting out and about into nature whenever time allows.