"There are a lot of good jobs in rugby but when you get offered the role of being the Director of Rugby for Cardiff Blues, which is one of the most recognised teams in Europe, then I didn't have to think twice."
"There's a lot of work to be done but it's a chance and an opportunity for the next generation to come through and keep the Blues region at the top of the game."
"The salary cap will focus the mind and I genuinely believe we have to work through the change, there maybe growing pains but we can become competitive again."
"There's a lot of history that goes with the Blues region from the great Pontypridd teams from the 80's and 90's when Lynn Howells and Dennis John were coaching and Neil Jenkins was kick goals and Dale McIntosh charging everywhere, to the Cardiff RFC teams of Gareth Davies, Gareth Edwards and Terry Holmes. The heritage is massive and the passion is there."
"We need to get the region to understand that we are proud of that history but embrace it and move forward."
"I'm very humbled and privileged to have this role and will work as hard as I can to make sure it's successful."