SANZAR appoints new chief executive

August 24, 2010

Rugby administrator Greg Peters has been named the new chief executive of South Africa, New Zealand and Australia Rugby (SANZAR).

Former Wellington Hurricanes chief executive, Peters becomes the first permanent head of southern hemisphere rugby’s governing body.

SANZAR has previously been administered on a rotational basis between each of the three member unions.

Peters said: “It’s rare to have an opportunity such as this one to lead a major rugby organisation through a significant growth phase.

“I am sure there will be challenges but that’s what makes sport so compelling, and the strength of the SANZAR alliance and the major competitions speak for themselves.

“The Tri-Nations features the three top-ranked teams in world rugby and we are about to welcome Argentina who finished third in (the 2007) World Cup.

“In Super rugby, we have the world’s most demanding cross-border provincial rugby competition and that intensity is set to increase with the new conference model, so there is no more exciting time to get involved.”