Corporate Governance

Benn Robinson



Bruce Hodgkinson SC



Ross Xenos

Chief Executive Officer


Bernard Foley

Current Player Representative - NSW Waratahs


James Horwill

Current Player Representative - Queensland Reds


Matt Hodgson

Current Player Representative - Western Force


Stephen Moore

Current Player Representative - ACT Brumbies


Nic Stirzaker

Current Player Representative - Melbourne Rebels


Adam Wallace-Harrison

Independent Member


Sally Fielke / Co-Opted Director

Sally Fielke is the General Manager Corporate Affairs at Sydney Airport.  She is responsible for the company’s internal and external communication, stakeholder engagement, CSR, media and issues management, brand management, sustainability and environmental management, government relations and customer experience.

Sally completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Indonesian Language and Politics) and Bachelor of Law Degree in 1998.  She spent part of her degree studying various legal systems ‘in country’ in China, Israel and Indonesia. Sally worked as a lawyer for five years before leaving the law to take up a CEO role with the Australian Hotels Association (AHA), Northern Territory Branch.

Subsequent to leaving the AHA, Sally undertook the role of Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary for mining company Bemax Resources Limited based in Brisbane. In 2008, she moved to Sydney to re-join the AHA as CEO of the New South Wales branch where she was responsible for the administration of the Association, government relations, stakeholder engagement, member engagement, providing industrial relations and general legal advice, media and issues management as well as being the Association’s official spokesperson. 

Throughout her career, Sally has sat on a number of key boards across tourism, education, sport and health – including the Northern Territory Rugby Union board and tribunal.  Sally currently sits on the council of the NSW Business Chamber, the Eastern Sydney Regional Advisory Council as well as the board of the Botany Bay Business Enterprise Council.  She is also a member of Chief Executive Women.


Bruce Hodgkinson SC / Chairman

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Ross Xenos / Chief Executive Officer

Ross Xenos was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Rugby Union Players’ Association in March 2015 having joined RUPA in early 2011.

Benn Robinson / President

Adam's bio to come... stay tuned.

James Horwill / Current Player Representative - Queensland Reds

James's bio to come... stay tuned.

Bernard Foley / Current Player Representative - NSW Waratahs

Benn's bio to come... stay tuned.

Matt Hodgson / Current Player Representative - Western Force

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Stephen Moore / Current Player Representative - ACT Brumbies

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Nic Stirzaker / Current Player Representative - Melbourne Rebels

James's bio to come... stay tuned.

Adam Wallace-Harrison / Independent Member

Jason Little was born 26 August 1970 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

He won 75 caps with one as captain playing at centre for the Australian rugby union side between 1989 and 2000. He also won caps on the wing later in his career. He made his test debut at the age of 19 against France 4 November 1989 on the Australian tour to Europe that year and shortly afterwards, he and Tim Horan were subjected to a mock ceremony where they pledged their futures to Rugby Union, promising not to defect to League. Both were to receive numerous offers from league clubs but turned them down.

In three quarters of his caps he partnered Horan, who was also his partner at Souths Rugby in Brisbane in the late 1980s and then for Queensland Reds. His nickname was 'Sidney'.

Together he and Horan composed a fearsome centre partnership for Australia which came to the fore during the Rugby World Cup 1991 (won by Australia) and were widely regarded as the best centres in the world through the early 1990s, adding the Bledisloe Cup to their collection in 1992. Targeted by Will Carling during the 1991 World Cup as a possible weak spot in the Australian defence, he was proved wrong as the youngster tackled everything thrown at him. In the Barbarians match at the end of the 1992 Autumn tour, he showed northern hemisphere audiences what Australian's fans already knew - that he could pierce a defence as well.

In the second test of the tour against South Africa in 1993, he threw an interception pass which allowed Joel Stransky to run the length of the field and score under the posts. Australia had lost the first test and the Boks were well up on the score sheet as a result of this and he was later to remark that his immediate reaction was that his career was over. He did however score a try in each half of the game and the Wallabies won the match and eventually the series.

By the end of the 1990s he was no longer an automatic choice for the test side and made many appearances as a replacement as Daniel Herbert competed with him to partner Horan in the centres. He later moved south to New South Wales Waratahs in 2000 to resurrect his international career, a move which kept him the test squad and earning him a place and a second winners medal at the Rugby World Cup 1999.

His final cap was a victory against South Africa on 26 August 2000 which was won 19-18 in dramatic style.

After retiring from International Rugby, he played briefly in England, firstly for Gloucester Rugby, then for a season as captain of West Country rivals Bristol Rugby, leading them to their first Twickenham appearance for 14 years, before retiring altogether from top-flight rugby.

Having retired, he undertook a course in Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He now lives on the North Shore, in Sydney with his wife Brigitte and three children.