(The following press release from the Australian Rugby Union was received 
by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) 
Tuesday 27th August 2013                                                        
Australian Rugby Union today announced three current Board Directors have 
volunteered to resign or retire from the Board over the next five months.        
The changes follow the approval of the new Australian Rugby Constitution in 
late 2012.                                                                       
At today's Board meeting, the current Australian CEO of Savill's and former 
Wallaby captain and Australian Rugby President, Paul McLean MBE, has been 
appointed to the Board, replacing George Gregan AM.                     
John Mumm has announced he will retire at the October Board meeting and General 
Peter Cosgrove AC MC has announced he will retire in December.                  
At today's meeting, the ARU Board also approved of the appointment of Cameron 
Clyne, the current Group Chief Executive Officer of NAB, effective 1 December 
The ARU’s Nominations Committee of the Board are currently searching for a 
third Director to join the Board before the end of the year.                     
ARU Chairman, Michael Hawker AM, welcomed the appointments of Mr McLean and Mr 
Clyne, and thanked the retiring Directors for their valuable contribution.       
“Paul McLean will be a terrific addition to our team. He brings the combination 
of strong commercial credentials from working in senior roles with a global 
real estate company  and a Rugby pedigree which includes extensive experience 
as a player and administrator,” Mr Hawker said.                         
“We will also welcome Cameron Clyne’s business acumen from the banking and 
professional services sector and leadership of Australia’s top listed companies 
to the ARU at a time of change and opportunity for our game. He will take up 
the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.”                                      
Mr McLean’s appointment is effective immediately, following George Gregan’s 
resignation from the Board to pursue business interests and other roles in 
Rugby which he would have been unable to undertake as a Board Director.          
Mr Gregan was originally appointed as the Rugby Union Players’ Association 
representative on the Board and provided the Board with great knowledge of 
Rugby and a perspective of recent professional players. He has served as a 
Board member since April 2012.                                       
Mr Mumm has been a Board member since October 2007 and is the current Chair of 
the Human Resources sub-committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk 
sub-committee. He was appointed as an Independent Director nominee of the NSW 
Rugby Union, and has been a very active and diligent Board Director, with 
strong people management and Board governance experience.                        
General Cosgrove has been a Board member for nearly six years split across two 
separate terms. He has been the Chair of the Board Governance sub-committee, 
which successfully oversaw the introduction of the new Australian Rugby Union 
Constitution and has provided reliable service to Rugby in his time as a Board 
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to acknowledge the significant 
contribution that George, John and Peter have made to the game in their 
capacity as Board members. We look forward to their continued contribution to 
the game outside the Boardroom,” Mr Hawker said.                                 
The changes announced today follow the appointment of a new ARU CEO, Bill 
Pulver, earlier this year and the appointment of two new Board Directors in 
2012 including Australian Rugby’s first female Board member, Ann Sherry AO, and 
its first Western Australian Board Director, Geoffrey Stooke OAM.                
Paul McLean MBE        
·         Former Wallaby and Queensland captain (made Test debut against the 
All Blacks in 1974).                        
·         Inducted into the Wallaby Hall of Fame in 2011.  
·         President of Queensland Rugby Union from 1999-2005.                   
·         President of Australian Rugby Union from 2005-2009.                   
·         Member of the IRB’s Executive Committee from 2007-2009.               
·         Joined global real estate company Savillls in 1990; appointed 
Executive Chairman of Savills Australia in July 2006; appointed Chief 
Executive, Australia and New Zealand  in January 2009 which also included the 
role of Managing Director of Queensland from January 2013.           
Cameron Clyne                               
·         Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer at NAB since 
January 2009.                                             
·         Joined NAB in 2004 following more than 12 years with 
PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading the Financial Services Industry practice in 
Asia Pacific.              
·         Selected as one of 245 people globally as a Young Global Leader by 
the World Economic Forum to address global challenges including health, 
education and the environment.                                               
·         Represented Victoria in Rugby against the All Blacks and Springboks.  
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