Former KPMG Partner Tony McGrath Joins Australian Rugby League Commission Board

By Community | July 8, 2014

Tony McGrath has been appointed to the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) board, it has been revealed.

A former partner at global giants KPMG, McGrath set up Sydney-based boutique insolvency practice McGrathNicol in 2004.

He also sits on the boards of QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited, the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation and Special Olympics Australia.

McGrath replaces Peter Gregg, who retired from the Commission in February and Smith, who worked alongside him in his role as Lloyds Bank International CEO, said he was delighted to have him on board.

NRL chief Dave Smith told AAP: “He is a great guy and a superb operator. He’s got great skills; he’ll make an excellent addition to the commission.

“He’s very committed to the game as well as a number of other sports and he’s a terrific addition to the team.”

ARLC chairman John Grant added: “He has advised on a number of high-profile corporate restructures and will bring valuable experience to the business of rugby league,” Grant said.

“He has also proven to be a successful businessman in his own right in his leadership of McGrathNicol over the last 10 years and, as we found in our discussions with him, he has a great feel for the game of rugby league.”