Andrew Hore departs NSW Rugby and Waratahs


NSW Rugby Union (NSWRU) can confirm that Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Hore has resigned from his role to take up an opportunity elsewhere.

Hore will depart the organisation this week following discussions with NSWRU Chairman, Roger Davis and his Board.

It brings an end to more than three years at the helm of NSWRU, in a tenure that has seen significant development and landmark change for the game in NSW.

Hore has overseen the re-unification of the community and professional areas of the business to streamline operations – improving services for participants across the state.

In 2018, Hore managed the organisation's successful relocation to a new headquarters before securing funding for a $20million Centre of Excellence (CoE) – a home for the entire NSWRU community.

A move from the Sydney Football Stadium was also successfully negotiated for the NSW Waratahs, as a result of the facilities ongoing redevelopment.

Hore implemented a commercial strategy to create a diverse and sustainable funding model for the game, notably the Positive Rugby Foundation and initiatives into Asia.

Development pathways were also a major focus during his time with NSWRU, reconnecting with NSW Schoolboys and streamlining representative opportunities for the state’s nursery of talent.

An advocate for the women’s game, Hore oversaw two successful Super W campaigns and the creation of XV and 7s development programs, providing opportunities through new pathways to prepare NSW players for national representative opportunities.

NSWRU Chairman, Roger Davis thanked Hore for his contribution to rugby in NSW.

“Andrew has been at the forefront of significant progress for NSW Rugby and the Waratahs,” Davis said.

“What he’s been able to achieve during his time here is a credit to his work ethic, drive and passion for our game.

“He’s assembled an excellent team [at NSWRU] to carry out the vision of the NSW Rugby Board, implementing programs and strategies that will secure rugby’s future for many years to come.

“On behalf of the NSW Rugby Board, I’d like to congratulate Andrew on what he has achieved during his time here and wish him the very best with his future endeavours.”

Hore acknowledged Davis and the Board for their support during his time at NSWRU.

“Roger and the Board have been a tremendous support, allowing our organisation to achieve some special things,” Hore said.

“It’s bittersweet to be leaving NSW Rugby, it’s a wonderful place filled with people passionate about our game.

“Thanks to the work of the entire team – from our administration, to players, to our Development Officers across NSW – there’s a strong platform for success.

“I look forward to seeing the game in NSW prosper, and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made my time here so enjoyable.”

The NSWRU Board has placed Phillip Van Schalkwyk in the role of interim-CEO with recruitment for a permanent replacement to be undertaken as soon as possible.






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