Eddie Jones

The new head coach of the England rugby union team, Eddie Jones, has joined the advisory board of Goldman Sachs in Japan.

The 55-year old Australian led Japan during the recent Rugby World Cup and masterminded one of the biggest upsets in rugby history when Japan beat South Africa in the group stages.

Jones will officially join the nine member board in January and travel to Tokyo for meetings twice a year. The board is made up business and industry experts who advise the bank on regulatory issues. But it is expected that Jones will focus on managerial expertise.

Goldman Sachs president in Japan, Masanori Mochida, said Jones “has achieved the impossible by bringing the Japanese team to a level on par with the best in world rugby”.

“Goldman Sachs will benefit from his unrivaled leadership and his ability to bring together a multicultural team."

Jones, who was appointed the first ever foreign head coach of England's rugby team last week, lived in Japan between 2012 and 2015 while he coached the Japanese rugby team.