Rugby Australia has today congratulated Josephine Sukkar AM on her appointment as Chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), which comprises Sport Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
A tremendous advocate and generous benefactor of Rugby within Australia, Ms Sukkar’s involvement from the game spans from clubland right through to the international game.
Rugby Australia Chairman, Hamish McLennan said: “On behalf of the entire Rugby community I would like to congratulate Josephine on her appointment and wish her all the best in the role.
“As a game, we have a close working relationship with both the AIS and Sport Australia, and I look forward to this being strengthened with Josephine at the helm.
“Josephine has contributed so much to Australian sport and our game at all levels - particularly with the advancement of Women's Rugby - and this has been recognised in her appointment, and I look forward to seeing her succeed on the National stage.
“We are coming into a crucial time for all sports within the country, and Josephine has our full support as we chart a course forward.
Ms Sukkar also currently serves as President of Women's Rugby, helping shape the on-going growth of the Women’s Rugby in Australia.