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Appointments to NZRL Board

Sir John Wells, Chairman of the New Zealand Rugby League Board Appointments Panel, advised that the panel has completed this year's appointment process for Directors to the NZRL Board.
Appointments to NZRL Board
by NRL

Sir John Wells, Chairman of the New Zealand Rugby League Board Appointments Panel, advised that the panel has completed this year's appointment process for Directors to the NZRL Board.

Under the NZRL's constitution adopted in 2009, the Board comprises four Appointed Directors and three Elected Directors. An appointments panel directly appoints one Director and nominates another for election by the seven Zone delegates at the Annual General Meeting in June.

Members of the panel include Sir John Wells, Dave Adams (Sport NZ), Ken Lotu-Iiga (Chairman of the Counties-Manukau Zone Board) and Ray Haffenden (Vice Chairman of the NZRL).

The NZRL Board Appointments Panel advised that Scott Carter, current NZRL Board Chairman, has been reappointed to the NZRL Board as an Independent Director fora further three years.

It has also recommended that Iva Ropati be elected as the new Rugby League Knowledgeable Director, this recommendation to be ratified at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.

Sir John said "The panel was most impressed with the many qualities that Iva offers, and believes he will be a very valuable addition to the Board."

Incumbent NZRL Director Mark Gosche chose not to apply for reappointment due to family and work commitments.

Scott Carter said "Firstly on behalf of New Zealand Rugby League I would like to thank Mark for his contribution during his three years on the Board. He brought a wealth of knowledge to the role, particularly around community programmes,and will be missed. We wish him all the very best for the future and know we'll see him around the grounds in the future.

Carter commented "Iva has an impeccable rugby league pedigree, having played club and district league in Auckland before a professional career in England, Australia and New Zealand which included four tests with the Kiwis. He is a highly regarded leader within the education sector and wider community, being the recipient of a Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award in 2009. As a former Counties Manukau Zone Board member, he is also the first provincial administrator to graduate to the national Board under the NZRL constitution adopted three years ago."

With regard to his reappointment to the Board, Carter says "I appreciate being able to continue the work we are doing. New Zealand Rugby League has made great progress against its Strategic Plan in the last three years and it is importantto have some continuity in the decision making process as we move forward. I am also very pleased to be able to continue with the development work at international level and will continue in my role as Rugby League International Federation chairman."

The NZRL AGM is to be held at Rugby League House in Penrose on June 30, 2012.


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