Pippa Leary

Following on from her appointment to the Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) Advisory Board in 2016, Pippa was officially appointed an RLPA Director in May 2019.

Pippa is the Commercial Director of Digital Sales for the Nine Network and has a wealth of experience in the digital media industry, including previous senior executive roles at Fairfax Media and as the CEO of Fairfax-Nine programmatic exchange APEX.

Pippa also has previous experience serving as a director with companies such as Solstice Media and Equip Super.

At the time of her appointment to the RLPA Board of Directors, Leary said: “Issues of player well-being, transition to retirement and cultural change have long been of interest to me during my time on the RLPA Advisory Board.”

“I hope that during my tenure on the RLPA Board I will be able to contribute further value to these discussions.

“I am also looking forward to taking a more active role in helping the RLPA and NRL create their joint commercial strategy, especially as it navigates a digital future.

“Past experience on the boards of financial institutions and media companies will also allow me to bring knowledge and guidance regarding governance and strategy formulation, as well as commercial operations insight to the RLPA Board.”