Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor was appointed as a casual vacancy to the RLPA Board in July 2022.

Ms. Taylor is currently the Managing Director of Compass Group Australia, a food and support services organisation with over 11,000 employees, serving up great tasting food and delivering vital support services every day to clients across Australia. Compass Group Australia’s service sectors such as hospitals and aged care, resources and defence, venues and events as well as schools and universities.

Prior to leading Compass Group Australia, Ms Taylor was a senior executive at Ampol, a major sponsor of the National Rugby League State of Origin, and prior to that with McDonald’s Australia for over ten years.

Ms Taylor brings an expertise in people management to the RLPA and invaluable insights in governance and human resources.

On her appointment to the RLPA Board of Directors, Ms. Taylor said:

“I am pleased to be joining the RLPA Board of Directors, especially at such an important time for the Association as we look to negotiate the first joint agreements for our male and female CBAs.

“The RLPA Board has a unique and dynamic mix of skills. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues, both players and non-players, to support the growth of the game and create a workplace for NRL and NRLW players to thrive during and after their careers. I look forward to working alongside the other Directors and with Clint Newton and his outstanding team at the RLPA.”