Brisbane - Australia Test prop James Slipper will captain the Reds in their 2015 Super Rugby campaign.
The Reds announced Slipper's appointment on Friday along with two vice-captains: Wallabies lock Rob Simmons and Karmichael Hunt, who is converting to the sport after previous spells in rugby league and Australian Rules.
Slipper takes over the captaincy from James Horwill, the Wallabies second rower who will leave Australia after this year's World Cup to join the London club Harlequins on a three-year contract.
The 25-year-old Slipper said he was "incredibly humbled by this decision. I take great pride in playing for the Reds, so to be named captain is a great honour."