Patron: Peter Falk OAM
President: John Murray
John was appointed to the board at the 2011 AGM. John’s children have played down at Easts over the last ten years hence John has been active with the Bays Junior Club. Being a non ex Easts player John brings a refreshing approach and ideas to the board. John was elected President at the 2014 AGM after serving as Vice President of House since 2011.
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Vice President of Rugby: Campbell Aitken
Vice President of Sponsorship: Martin Switzer
Marty played 1st colts at Easts in 1998/99 and then moved into the grade ranks playing 1st grade in 2004 before injury put him into early retirement. Marty is the longest serving board member being appointed at the 2007 AGM. Marty continues to work on the ever so important job of sponsorship.
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Vice President of House: Sean Rahilly
The Rahilly family has been involved at Easts since the 1960’s. Sean was honorary treasurer before work took him overseas. Sean was reappointed to the board at the 2013 AGM and brings many skills. Sean is involved in compliance, annual reports and governance of the club and was elected VP of House at the 2014 AGM.
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Honorary Treasurer: Vince Parrelli
Vince first became involved at Easts in the early 80’s. Although his playing career saw him involved in the Sydney sub-district competition he has always been a passionate Easts devotee. As a Chartered Accountant in public practice with over 25 years experience he was the obvious choice from the board to take on the role as Treasurer.
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Director: Peter Shipway:
Peter association with Easts goes back to the dinosaur era when he was ball boy for 5 years in the late 1950’s.
He was a member of the famous Vaucluse Boys High 2nd XV in 1967 and went onto to captain the Easts Under 16’s in the mid 1960’s.
He soon realised as a rugby player he was a good yachtsman. He was long time board member in the 1990s and 2000 eras and was twice Easts clubman of the year. A passionate Easts man
Director: David Leckie
David played Rugby at Newington College from 1962 – 1968. He was Club Captain at Macquarie University in 1972 when they won all the grades in 2nd Division. David was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Seven Media Group in December 2006 and had been Chief Executive Officer of Broadcast Television for Seven Network Limited since April 2003 and remains a consultant for the Seven Network. Previously, 24 years with the Nine Network, with 11 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nine Network.
Director: Kate Vanstone
Kate has had a long association with rugby, beginning at a very young age with her watching her father play. She has remained a passionate supporter of the game and her son now plays for Bays, one of the clubs that make up Easts Juniors. Kate has been on the Bays committee since 2012 in the capacity of Public Officer and Secretary. Kate’s “day” job has been in investment banking for nearly 30years and she is currently working at the NAB. Kates role on the Easts Board is that of Junior – Senior club liaison she is also VP of our junior club the Bays. Kate will act as a communicator between the junior and senior clubs and will work to ensure that there is a mutually supportive and close working relationship between the clubs.
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