What is RUPA
Campbell Fisher was elected as RUPA Chairman in December 2019. Campbell is the Managing Partner & Solicitor Director of FCB Group, who have served as RUPA's Legal Partner since 2010, when he began serving as General Counsel for the Rugby Union Players Association. Campbell is an Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law in both NSW and VIC with over 20 years experience. He is an experienced advocate and expert litigator in all Tribunals and Courts. Campbell is also a Non-Executive Director of Youth Challenge Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that engages young people to volunteer for development programs in developing countries and Indigenous communities in Australia. FCB Group is Australia’s leading workplace relations specialist firm providing strategic, legal, HR and HR Technology solutions to ASX 100, private companies and public sector clients.
Matt To'omua was elected by his peers as RUPA's tenth President in June 2020. Born in Melbourne, Matt relocated to Brisbane in his youth and is a product of Brisbane State High School, playing for Australian Schools in 2007. Matt made his Super Rugby debut for the ACT Brumbies in 2008, and returned to Australia in 2019 with the Melbourne Rebels after spending three seasons in with Leicester in the UK Premiership. Matt made his test debut in 2013 against New Zealand and was a member of the 2015 and 2019 Wallaby RWC squads.
Lewis HollandMen'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 OAMWomen'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.
Angus Scott-YoungQueensland 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.
Scott SioBrumbies' 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
Ross Haylett-PettyMelbourne Rebels Player Director
Melbourne Rebels Player Director Ross Haylett-Petty was elected in June 2020. Born in South Africa, Ross relocated to Perth in his youth and is a product of Hale School and Cottesloe Rugby Union Club, where he represented Western Australia at Under 16 and Schoolboy levels. Ross made his Super Rugby debut for the Western Force in 2016, after playing for the Australian Under 20s in 2014. In 2018, Ross relocated to the Melbourne Rebels. Away from rugby, Ross holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is currently completing his Masters of Finance at Dekain University.
Michael HooperNSW Waratahs Player Director
NSW Waratahs Player Director Michael Hooper was elected in January 2020 Born on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Michael is a product of St Pius College and Manly Rugby Union Club. Michael made his Super Rugby debut for the ACT Brumbies in 2010 at the age of 19, after playing for the Australian Under 20s in 2010 and 2011. In 2013, Michael relocated to the NSW Waratahs and captained their Super Final win over the Crusaders in 2014. Michael made his Test debut against Scotland in June 2012 and was appointed the 82nd Wallaby Captain in 2014 at just 22 years of age. In October 2020 Michael played his 100th Test Match in a 16-all draw against New Zealand in Wellington. Michael is a three-time John Eales Medalist and was a member of the 2015 and 2019 Wallaby RWC squads, including 2019 as Captain.
Damien Fitzpatrick retired in June 2020 and in doing so stepped down as RUPA President. A strong desire to continue his contribution to RUPA and connection to the game saw Damien transition to a Director on the RUPA Board. Damien Fitzpatrick was elected by his peers as RUPA's ninth President in February 2018, serving with distinction until his retirement in June 2020.. Damien 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 and an MBA through Macquarie University. Damien is the founder of vitamin company Bondi Vite. 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.
In August 2015, Sally Fielke, joined the RUPA Board as a Director. Sally is currently based in Melbourne as General Manager, Corporate Affairs at Coles and was previously General Manager of Corporate Affairs at Sydney Airport. 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.