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John Eales AM

John Eales debuted for the Wallabies in 1991 and captained the side from 1996 until the end of his test career in 2001. He participated in two successful World Cup campaigns, captaining the latter in 1999, and led Australia through three Bledisloe Cups, two Tri- Nations and a British and Irish Lions series victory.

In 20 tests against the All Blacks he was on the winning side 11 times, and won 6 of his 11 tests against them as Captain. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, the World Rugby Hall of Fame, the Australia Institute of Sport’s Best of the Best, awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1999 for services to the community and rugby.

John was the founder of the Mettle Group – a consultancy which was acquired by Chandler Macleod in 2007, and sits on the Boards of; Flight Centre Travel Group, Fuji Xerox-DMS, Magellan Financial Group, John West Logistics and the Palladium Group.

Sir Roderick Ian Eddington AO FTSE

Sir Rod is an Australian businessman. He is currently Chair of the government body Infrastructure Australia and a Director of News Corporation, continuing his long association with that company. He has served in other senior positions including CEO of British Airways.

In 2012 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) ‘for distinguished service to business and commerce through roles with a range of national and international economic, trade, infrastructure development and transport organisations’, and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Eddington is a Council Member of the Royal Institution of Australia and serves on the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Advisory Board.

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