Cameron Clyne joined as a Director of the ARU in October 2013 and became Chairman in January 2016. Cameron has more
than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. A former CEO of National Australia Bank, he joined
NAB in 2004 and was CEO of Bank of New Zealand before becoming Group CEO in 2009. Prior to NAB he spent 12 years
with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and led the financial services practice in the Asia Pacific. He also worked in their
Sydney, Melbourne, New York and San Francisco offices. Cameron was one of 245 people chosen as a Young Global
Leader by the World Economic Forum to address global challenges including health, education and the environment
in 2008. He has been involved in rugby all his life and played both a premier grade and representative level
in Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Brett Robinson was the inaugural captain of the ACT Brumbies in the Super 12 competition and in total, played
16 test matches for the Wallabies. From 2002 to 2005 he was the General Manager of Australian Rugby Union’s High
Performance Unit. Brett is currently Deputy Chairman of the Australian Rugby Union board and represents Australia
on the World Rugby Council. In addition to this, Brett is the CEO of BOQ Specialist and prior to that role he
was Managing Director, CEO of Icon Cancer Care and Australian CEO for Mondial Assistance (now Allianz Global
Assistance). This was preceded by executive management roles with Insurance Australia Group (IAG), with responsibility
for its key brands of NRMA, CGU and Swann in QLD. He is a Chairman of the Council of Kings College at the University
of Queensland and also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD). Healthcare has always
been a key focus for Brett, having completed a medical degree at the University of Queensland, working as a surgical
trainee and later completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Orthopaedics at Oxford.
Bill Pulver has been Chief Executive Officer of Australian Rugby Union since February 2013. Throughout his executive
career, Bill has lived and worked in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia across a diverse range of industries
including media, research, internet, sports marketing and linguistics. Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree,
with a major in marketing from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. His passion for Rugby dates back
to his school days and he has coached junior teams. Prior to joining Australian Rugby, Bill was CEO of Appen
Butler Hill (2010-2013), Chairman of Repucom International (2008-2010), President and CEO of NetRatings Inc (2001-2007)
and Asia-Pacific Managing Director of ACNielsen. Bill is currently a non-executive director of Appen.
Elizabeth Broderick joined the ARU Board in January 2016. She was Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner from
September 2007 until September 2015. During this time she developed the Male Champions of Change strategy, and
advocated for parental leave and prevention of domestic violence. She is currently Special Advisor to the Executive
Director of UN Women (New York), Global Co-Chair of Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group, Senior Adviser
to the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police and is a former Member of World Bank’s Advisory Council
on Gender and Development. In 2014 she was the overall winner of the 100 Women of Influence Awards and was named
NSW Australian of the Year for 2016. Elizabeth holds three honorary doctorates of laws, from the University of
Sydney, the University of Technology and the University of New South Wales, and was previously a partner and
board member at law firm Blake Dawson (now Ashurst).
Former Wallabies captain John Eales joined the ARU Board in 2010, following a remarkable Rugby career which included
86 Test caps and Rugby World Cup VICTORIES in 1991 AND 1999. His time in the gold jersey also saw John celebrate
four consecutive Bledisloe Cup victories, two Tri-Nations wins and a series triumph against the British & Irish
Lions in 2001. John was the founder of the Mettle Group – a consultancy firm which was acquired by Chandler Macleod
in 2007, and currently sits on the Boards of the Flight Centre Travel Group, the Australian Rugby Union, FujiXerox
DMS, Palladium Group and International Quarterback.
Ms Marlow grew up in Palmerston North, New Zealand, where she developed a love for Rugby at a young age. She moved
to Sydney to begin her professional career, which included stints working at Samsung Information Systems and
Agate Technology before joining Microsoft in 1995. At Microsoft she has held various positions across the business,
including General Manager for US Channel Sales (based at Microsoft’s head office in Seattle, US), Director of
Small and Medium Business Solutions and Partners, Public Sector Director, and Enterprise and Partner Group Director.
She was appointed Managing Director of Microsoft Australia in January 2011. Ms Marlow is also a member of Chief
Executive Women (CEW), an organisation committed to supporting and growing women in executive positions.
Paul McLean joined the ARU Board in 2013 following an impressive Rugby career, which included playing for the Wallabies
and receiving more than 100 caps for Queensland. Paul has held numerous off-field positions in Rugby administration,
including President of the Australian Rugby Union from 2005 to 2009; Council Representative for the International
Rugby Board; Chairman of the Australian Schools Rugby Union Foundation; and President of Queensland Rugby Union.
Outside of Rugby, McLean is a Director of Youngcare, an organisation that works to create housing options for
young Australians with high care needs, and is Managing Director for Queensland at Savills, where he was CEO
Ann Sherry joined the Australian Rugby Union Board in 2012 and became its first female Board member. Ann is the Executive
Chairman at Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia. She was CEO at Carnival until
end 2015. Prior to this, Ann was at Westpac as CEO of Westpac New Zealand, CEO Bank of Melbourne And Group Executive
of People & Performance . An advocate for women's rights, Ann was the First Assistant Secretary of the Office
of the Status of Women in Canberra, advising the Prime Minister on policies and programs to improve the status
of women, and was also Australia's representative to the United Nations forums on human and women's rights. She
is a Board member of Sydney Airport corporation, ING Bank, Palladium and the MCA.
Geoffrey Stooke joined the ARU Board in 2012 after a long tenure as Chairman of RugbyWA from 1988 to 2011. Geoff
has held senior management roles in the wool, resources, fishing and food industries, after an early career as
an Officer in the Australian Regular Army – which included service in Australia and overseas. He has played and
coached at national, state and club levels. At club level he has played over 850 grade games, including over
650 grade games with the Associates Rugby Club in Perth. Geoff has also held Director positions with the Australian
Sports Commission, The Australian Wool Exchange, the WA Fishing Industry Council and was Chairman of the WA Rock
Lobster and Prawning Association. He is currently Chairman of Troppus IT and Management Services P/L and Managing
Director of Standard Wool Investments P/L.