Rhys Courtney

Senior Principal / London

Rhys is a Senior Principal and a key leader of Populous’ projects and business development in the MENA region. His portfolio spans various typologies, including stadiums, multipurpose arenas, training centres, aquatics facilities, equestrian venues, sports masterplans, and major events.

Since joining Populous in 2009, Rhys has become an expert in rugby, football, and esports venues, having worked on numerous related stadium and arena projects across the EMEA and Americas regions. Most recently, he led the design team for a 40,000-seat World Cup stadium, along with several ongoing training centre, arena and stadium developments in KSA and across the GCC region.

Rhys’s dedication to the built environment and sports architecture is evident in his utilisation of cutting-edge design technologies throughout the lifecycle of each project.