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 Managing Director, Client Product at News Corp Australia 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 is also the Non Executive Director for Swift Media, who provide entertainment and engagement solutions, and from 2017 to 2019, Pippa was the Commercial Director of Digital Sales for the Nine Network.

Pippa also has previous experience serving as a director with companies such as Solstice Media and Equip Super, and as a Board member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

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.”