Super Rugby


Invitation for Expressions of Interest in Board Membership

Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) is seeking expressions of interest from appropriately skilled persons, for appointment as a Director on the QRU Board.

The QRU is the not-for-profit governing body for the Code of Rugby Union in Queensland and is governed by a Board of up to 9 Directors, most of whom are elected by Members.

The QRU has 27 affiliated Members and represents the interests of more than 250,000 participants at over 200 clubs and 450 schools, including around 20,000 officials, administrators, and volunteers across the state.

The QRU is also responsible for the representative Rugby pathways which culminate in the professional Super Rugby team, the St. George Queensland Reds.

Additional information on Queensland Rugby is available at:

Queensland Rugby aims to align its governance standards with the Sports Governance Principles of the Australian Sports Commission:

Please note, QRU Directors are volunteers and are not remunerated.


Your expression of interest should be submitted to the QRU Company Secretary, via by 5.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Tuesday 31 July 2018. It should contain:

  • A brief statement setting out your qualifications and experience (no more than two pages); and,
  • A statement outlining your suitability for the role (no more than two pages), based on the key skills and competencies outlined below, addressing in particular the specific skills being sought in the current selection process.
  • Upon receipt of nominations, the selection process will be led by the QRU Board Nominations Committee, consisting of both Directors and Member elected representatives, with a recommendation then proceeding to the Board.
  • Depending on the status of the vacancy/ies, the nominations accepted by the Board may also need to be confirmed by a vote of Members at the QRU’s upcoming General Meeting.


For enquiries in relation to the role, please contact the QRU Company Secretary, Mr Damien Peters, on 1300 753 733.


General skills for all Directors:

  • Directors are Members of a Board of a public company. Accordingly, Members are selected to ensure the highest level of performance for the QRU, both in terms of operational performance and strong Corporate Governance practice.
  • Candidates must have an understanding of Corporate Governance, Director’s duties and responsibilities.
  • A diversity of skills, backgrounds and and experiences which Directors bring to the table, including the representation of the diverse Membership of the QRU and of the wider Rugby community.

Specific skills for all Directors:

  • Demonstrated interest in, knowledge of and commitment to the game of Rugby;
  • Advocacy for the game of Rugby and the Rugby community;
  • Sound business judgement;
  • Absence of conflicts of interest or other legal impediments to serving on the Board;
  • Willingness to devote the required time to attend regular Board or committee meetings;
  • Good reputation, integrity, and leadership qualities;
  • High intelligence, with problem solving capabilities;
  • Team player, good communicator and capable spokesperson; and,
  • Possess relevant functional skills in one or more of the following areas:
    Strategy and risk management; Finance & Accounting; Business and commercial management; Rugby experience (including community Rugby); Executive sports industry leadership; Legal and industrial relations; Marketing, media and digital communications.

Specific qualities being sought in the current selection process:

(NB: It is important for candidates to meet at least some of these criteria)

  • Demonstrated capacity to engage with Government and business networks for the benefit of the Rugby community;
  • Engagement with the Rugby community generally, but including one or more of the following: schools, and community club Rugby (both urban and country Rugby); and,
  • With respect to the current the vacancy/ies, Nominees with a legal and / or industrial relations background will be highly regarded.

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