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Queensland Rugby Union confirm David Hanham as CEO

The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) Board today announced that David Hanham has been appointed to the permanent role of QRU CEO, effective immediately.

QRU Chairman Jeff Miller confirmed that Mr Hanham, who has been performing the role in an interim capacity since the departure of previous CEO Richard Barker in early June this year, will become QRU’s new CEO: “The Board has been impressed with David’s performance as interim CEO over the past six months.

“David and his executive team have assisted the Board to navigate a series of complicated issues over the recent past and we have every confidence in him and the team moving forward.

“To have a CEO with David’s extensive and varied experience within the QRU administration will provide the required stability to the organisation as we continue to pursue our strategic goals and grow the game of Rugby in Queensland,” said Miller.

Mr Hanham joined Queensland Rugby Union in 2002 in the Game Development department, quickly becoming a Development Manager and later General Manger – Game Development.

Mr Hanham also served as the QRU’s Chief Operating Officer, before being appointed Deputy CEO and more recently stepping up to the role of interim CEO.

Mr Hanham said: “I would like to thank Jeff Miller and the QRU Board for giving me the opportunity to lead the organisation.

“I would also like to acknowledge the ongoing work done by the hardworking staff of the QRU and our volunteers at our clubs and schools, who ensure our game is enjoyed by as many Queenslanders as possible.

“Ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season, one of our major priorities has been establishing a world-class coaching team around Brad, who is continuing to lead this group of St.George Queensland Reds players through his actions and standards.”

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