Board of Directors

Mr Cameron Clyne - Chairman

Mr Cameron Clyne - Chairman

Cameron Clyne joined as a Director of the ARU (now known as Rugby Australia) 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 – Deputy Chairman

Dr Brett Robinson – Deputy Chairman

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 Rugby Australia 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 – CEO of ARU

Bill Pulver – Managing Director & CEO

Bill Pulver has been Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Australia 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 Rugby AU, Pulver 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 AO - Director

Elizabeth Broderick AO - Director

Elizabeth Broderick joined the ARU Board (now known as Rugby Australia) 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).

Mr John Eales AM – Director

Mr John Eales AM – Director

Former Wallabies captain John Eales joined the ARU Board (now known as Rugby Australia) 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, Rugby Australia, FujiXerox DMS, Palladium Group and International Quarterback.

Pip Marlow - Director

Pip Marlow - Director

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.

Mr Paul McLean MBE – Director

Mr Paul McLean MBE – Director

Paul McLean joined the ARU Board (now known as Rugby Australia) 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 Rugby Australia 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 from 2009-2016.

Ann Sherry AO – Director

Ann Sherry AO – Director

Ann Sherry joined the ARU Board (now known as Rugby Australia) 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.