Bruce Hodgkinson AM SC
Bruce Hodgkinson AM SC has served as Chairman of RUPA since 2010.
Bruce, who is also the Head of Denman Chambers, has also previously served as the Chairman of the Cancer Council NSW (2007-2015), and served as a Board Director of the Cancer Council Australia until March 2016.
He was recognised in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours as a Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to community health through cancer support and awareness programs, and to rugby union, particularly to player welfare.
Damien Fitzpatrick was elected by his peers as RUPA's ninth President in February 2018.
Fitzpatrick made his Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs in 2009, and returned to Australia in 2017 after spending three seasons in France with Lyon.
Away from Rugby, Damien holds a Bachelor of Commerce through Macquarie University, and is nearing completion of his MBA, also at Macquarie.
He was heavily involved in negotiations for CBA V in late 2017, sitting in on critical meetings between RUPA and Rugby Australia (RA) as a player representative alongside the man he succeeded (Dean Mumm) as RUPA President.
Melbourne Rebels Player Director
Ben Daley was elected by his teammates as the Melbourne Rebels Board Director in December 2018.
Wallaby No. 842, Ben has represented the Queensland Reds, Western Force and now Rebels during his playing career, making close to 100 Super Rugby appearances.
Ben has completed his Bachelor of Law through Bond University, winning the RUPA Academic Achievement Award in 2015, and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2018. In his time away from Rugby, Ben is volunteering with St. Kilda AFL Club in their Football Department.
NSW Waratahs Player Director
Bernard Foley is the NSW Waratahs Player Director, a position he has held since 2014. He was re-elected for a further two years in February 2018.
Wallaby No. 877, Bernard was inducted as a member of the RUPA Centurions Club at the 2018 RUPA Awards having made over 100 appearances since his Super Rugby debut in 2011. Bernard also won a Silver Medal in Rugby Sevens at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Away from Rugby, Bernard has completed a Bachelor of Economics through Sydney University, and also holds a Heavy Rigid Truck Licence.
Men's Rugby Sevens Player Director
Australian Men's Rugby Sevens Player Director Lewis Holland, the Captain of the national side, was elected by his peers in February 2018.
Holland made his Rugby Sevens debut in 2011, and represented his country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2013 and 2018 Rugby Sevens World Cups, missing the 2018 Commonwealth Games through injury. Holland was also voted by his peers as the 2016 Men's Rugby Sevens Players' Player of the Year, presented at the RUPA Awards.
Away from Rugby, Lewis has completed his Diploma of Business, Advanced Diploma of Business and Foundation Level Coach and Referee qualifications, while he also owns a property and breeds cattle in Queensland's Darling Downs region.
Shannon Parry OAM
Women's Rugby Sevens Player Director
Australian Women’s Rugby Sevens Co-Captain Shannon Parry OAM served as a Co-Opted RUPA Director from June 2014 - January 2017, before being elected as the Australian Women's Rugby Sevens' Player Director in February 2017.
Shannon was a Gold Medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a two-time World Rugby Sevens Series champion (2016 & 2018), represented her country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the 2013 and 2018 Rugby Sevens World Cups, and has also played in three XVs Women's Rugby World Cup for the Wallaroos.
Away from Rugby, Shannon holds a Bachelor of Secondary Education, Certificate III and Cert IV in Fitness & her Foundation Level Coach and Referee qualifications.
Queensland Reds Player Director
Queensland Reds Player Director Angus Scott-Young was elected to the role in October 2018.
He made his Super Rugby debut in 2017, after starring for Australia at Under 20 level in both 2016 and 2017, and was a member of the title-winning Queensland Country NRC side in 2017. Angus' father Sam Scott-Young represented the Wallabies in the early 1990's.
Away from Rugby, Angus is currently studying a double degree of Bachelor Commerce/Science through the University of Queensland.
Brumbies' Player Director
ACT Brumbies Player Director Scott Sio was elected by his peers in February, 2017.
Wallaby No. 874, and the son of a Samoan international, Sio has made more than 80 Super Rugby appearances and 50 Test appearances. Scott has also represented Australia at both Schoolboys and U20 level.
Away from Rugby, Scott is enrolled in a Bachelor of Business and Commerce through the University of Southern Queensland. He has also completed a Diploma in Management, Level 2 Coaching Certificate and is currently studying a Diploma of Social Media Marketing through Open Colleges
In August 2015, Sydney Airport’s General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Sally Fielke, joined the RUPA Board as a Director.
A former lawyer and member association CEO, Ms Fielke brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to RUPA, having sat on a number of key boards across tourism, education, sport and health.
She currently sits on the council of the NSW Business Chamber as well as the board of NSW Kids in Need and is a member of Chief Executive Women.
A former RUPA President who helped to negotiate the current CBA, Dean Mumm retired from professional Rugby at the end of the 2017 season.
Wallaby No. 823, and Wallaby Captain No. 88, Mumm also made over 100 Super Rugby appearances for the NSW Waratahs during a playing career which also included time in England with the Exeter Chiefs.
Since retiring, Dean has transitioned into working in the Insurance sector.
A former RUPA President during his playing days, Adam Wallace-Harrison retired at the end of the 2013 season.
Wallace-Harrison has remained on the RUPA Board as a Director since moving into his career in finance, where he now works as a Financial Broker.
Adam made nearly 70 appearances as a lock for the Reds and Brumbies during his professional career.
RUPA Chief Executive
Prataal Raj joined RUPA as Chief Executive Officer in November 2018, the fourth CEO in the Association's history.
Prataal has significant sports administration experience having worked at International Management Group, the International Cricket Council, and more recently as Secretary General of the Formula One Promoters Association and the General Manager – Strategy and Contracts at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.
He possesses a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney, and was the Chief Operating Officer for GiVV Technologies immediately prior to joining RUPA.