ARU Appoints Rob Clarke as GM of Marketing & Operations

September 23, 2014

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) today announced RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels CEO Rob Clarke has been appointed to the position of General Manager Professional Rugby, arthritis Marketing & Operations.

In this role, ailment Mr Clarke will oversee Super Rugby; Australian Rugby’s involvement in SANZAR; Buildcorp National Rugby Championship; Ticketing & Memberships; Rugby Operations and Events (Tests and Sevens); and Marketing.

Victorian Rugby Union CEO Peter Leahy will expand his current role to assume the role of Melbourne Rebels CEO, in a move that completes the integration of professional and community Rugby in Victoria.

ARU CEO Bill Pulver said commented: “Rob has led major advertising companies and is experienced in all aspects of Rugby administration having worked at two Super Rugby clubs and previously at the Australian Rugby Union. We’re delighted to have a person with Rob’s experience join our team.”

Clarke had been the CEO of the Rebels since April 2013. He has also previously worked as Brumbies Rugby CEO from 2003-2005 and ARU COO from 2006-2007.