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Board of Directors

NSWRL Board of Directors

Dr George Peponis OAM

A former Canterbury, NSW and Australian representative, Dr George Peponis OAM has been at the helm of the NSWRL since May 2013. He is also the Chairman of the Canterbury League Club Ltd.

John Chalk

The former NSWRL and ARL Chairman was recently awarded Life Membership of the NSWRL. He has over 20 years of service as a top administrator in rugby league.


Elected Directors

Raymond Dib GAICD – Chairman; Bulldogs FLFC, Director; Canterbury League Club Ltd.

Geoffrey Gerard – Past player of Manly Sea Eagles, Penrith Panthers, Parramatta Eels, NSW Blues and Kangaroos teams; Member of Company’s Risk and Governance Committee.

Robert Millward OAM – Director; Illawarra District Rugby League Football Club Ltd, St George Illawarra Rugby League Football Club Pty Ltd.

Nick Politis – Chairman of the Sydney Roosters’ Board of Directors, Chairman of the Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club Ltd.

Independent Directors

William 'Smiley' Johnstone – CEO; Indigenous Development Corporation, Director; KMK Consulting, Director; Far West Medicare Local, Director; Far West Local Health District (Ministerial appointment).

Deborah Healey – Deborah Healey; Associate Professor, Director – Corporate and Commercial, LLM Program, UNSW Faculty of Law.