New boss for Brumbies

2015-01-05 09:27
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Canberra - The Brumbies have appointed Michael Jones as the club’s Chief Executive Officer for the next three years.

According to the Brumbies’ official website, Jones returns to his hometown Canberra to tackle the role with the Brumbies having most recently held the Chief Executive’s position with investment banking and corporate advisory firm, Canterbury Hill Advisory in Sydney.

Jones said it was exciting to be back in Canberra working with an organisation he has followed closely his entire life.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity, there is a lot of work to get the Brumbies and community rugby to where I want it, but I’m excited by the challenge,” said Jones.

“Our board and financial issues have been very public and well publicised. I’m happy the board is now unified and focused and that we have plans to reverse our commercial trend.

“Some of that work will take a while, but one of the biggest areas we need to work on is getting Canberra behind us. Buying memberships and coming to our home games is the most tangible way that people and businesses can support us and ensure our success.

“The brand of the Brumbies and the quality of the playing group are the strengths of this organisation and are essential elements as we seek to turn this organisation around.”

Jones has enjoyed a diverse and highly successful business and high-performance sport-governance career both in Canberra and throughout Australia.

He was the founder and inaugural Director of the Australian Olympic Sailing team which achieved huge success in both Beijing and London. In his role with the Australian Sailing Team he was nominated for the Australian Sports Administrator of the Year and won the ASC Program of the Year.

His brother Geoff Jones was the Brumbies first Assistant Coach in 1996 and Michael Jones himself played rugby at an elite level, representing the ACT U21s in 1981 out of the RMC.

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