BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

John Murray     john@eastsrugby.com.au    m.  0417 259 128

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.
 

Vice President of Rugby

Campbell Aitken  campbell@eastsrugby.com.au

 

Vice President of Sponsorship

Clay Brodie    clay.brodie@raywhite.com 
Clay was appointed to the board at the 2019 AGM. Clay started his time at Easts back in 2012 playing 7 years for Easts Wallaroos juniors. He went on to play close to 100 Grade Games with 70 of those being 1st Grade appearances. Away from Rugby Clay is the Director of Ray White Woollahra and has been a proud sponsor of the club for the past 5 years.

Vice President of House

Nathan Lowe     nlowe@asi.com.au

Nathan was appointed to the board at the 2018 AGM. Nathan played at Easts from 2001-2012 being Club Captain in 2009. Nathanplayed in 5 lower grade Grand finals during that time, winning 4 in 2002, 2009, 2010 & 2011. Nathan also has 3 children 2 of whom are currently in the juniors program through Bays Rugby. Away from Easts, Nathan has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and is currently CEO of ASI Solutions, a national I.T. Systems Integrator.
 

Company Secretary

Giles Woodgate     gilesw@woodgateco.com.au

Giles’ connection with Easts Rugby goes back to 1976, when he played Colts. Two of his three sons played for Easts. One played Colts and the other played Grade. Giles has been a member of the club for some years.  Giles’ professional background is in the area of restructuring and insolvency. He is a chartered accountant and senior partner of Woodgate & Co.  Today, much of Giles’ work comprises business improvement and advisory work.  In the listed space, Giles was a director of the Environmental Group Limited during 2013 to 2014. Since November 2017 he has been a director of GDI Property Group Limited.

Giles is honoured to be making his contribution to the iconic Easts rugby club.

Honorary Treasurer

Vince Parrelli     vince@eastsrugby.com.au

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.

 

Director

David Allen    david.allen@plato.com.au
David was appointed to the board at the 2019 AGM. He started his rugby at Bays then came through the Wallaroos, Colts, and then Easts 1st Grade in 1999-2001. David then played professionally overseas for Ulster in Ireland. After injuring his neck he retired from rugby and began a 15 year career at JP Morgan in London where he was a Managing Director in European Equities. During this time he undertook a PhD at Cambridge and won a Blue in the varsity match against Oxford at Twickenham. In 2017 he returned to Sydney and coached the Easts Colts in 2017 and 2018. He is currently the Head of Long/Short Strategies at Plato Investment Management in Sydney.

 

Director 

Kate Vanstone     kate@eastsrugby.com.au

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.
 

Director

Taleah Neowhouse     taleah@eastsrugby.com.au

Taleah began her association with Easts Rugby as a young child on the sidelines watching her father Easts stalwart Ben Neowhouse play. With Ben’s passing in 2012, Taleah wanted to give back to the club her father loved and now actively participates on the board looking after all merchandise, events and as the clubs member protection officer.  Taleah has always had a passion for community sport, making a career out of it where she currently works with Football Federation Australia.

 
STAFF

 

Director of Rugby

Pauli Taumoepeau     pauli@eastsrugby.com.au

Pauli has had a wealth of experience in both playing and coaching. Pauli captained Easts 1st Grade and represented Easts in 54 matches, previous to this he represented Australia in Schoolboys and Barbarians as well as holding contracts at Yokogawa (Japan Top League) and the ACT Brumbies (Super Rugby). More recently in coaching Pauli has been involved with St. Joseph's, Newington, Scots, Cranbrook and St. Andrew's schoolboy programs. In 2015 Pauli took up the role of NSW Country Eagles development coach alongside his coaching role at Easts.

Director of Colts Rugby

Gareth Morton     gareth@eastsrugby.com.au

Sponsorship, Marketing & Events

Veronika Zaferis     veronika@eastsrugby.com.au

General Manager

Tamsin Barber     tamsin@eastsrugby.com.au

 

SERVICES

 

Alex King - Club Captain - 0405 445 721

The club captain is a support role to all players and staff within the East Rugby Club. The role provides personal and practical support to coaches and support staff in achieving match-readiness and also helps to strengthen connections within the East's family. 

Career and Education Pathways Program

Easts Foundation

A unique, bespoke service that assists secondary students and parents to navigate the further education sector. Includes: initial one-hour face-to face consultation, follow-up and individualised research and investigation.

The aim of this service is:

  • to develop a further education plan, individualised for the student

  • to support the decision making process for placement of a student in a tertiary level course or other course that meets their needs and enables them to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes.

Senior Consultant: Sarah Collins

Contact: 0425316117 |  sarah@ipmservices.info

 

 

 

OFFICE BEARERS

 

Patron:

 

P.R.A Falk OAM

 

Honorary Life Members:

 

* G.A. Black

* J.G. Blackwood

* A.W. Bullen

* R.N.Burke

* B.P.S. Chiene

* I.R. Comri-Thomson

* O.C.Curtis

* N.B. Green

* N Hardy

* A.D. Henderson

* J.W. Holdsworth

* E.M. Jessep

* J.W.T MacBride

* L.A.Martin

* K.P. Miller

* Sir Charles Moses CBE

* H.R.J Newton

* E.A. O’Brien

* J.F. Rahilly

* Judge A.E.Rainbow QC

* K.Smithers

* H.W. Snell

* M.J. Tate

* G. Williamson

* B. Williamson

G. Boyle

K.L.Brenac

I. Cohen

D.N. Cohen OAM

J.C. Cornet

J.F.Cox

M.H. Doyle

D.M. Emanuel

L.J. Fahy

P.R.A. Falk OAM

B.T. Gavin

S.M.K. Goddard

G.M. Henderson

M.D. Hickman

D.P. Jackson

M.G. Lakeman

G. Pullen

M.A. Rowles

P. Shipway

K.M. Speed

I.Y. Tiley