| Rugby News | Thursday July 19 2012 14:26
A woman has, for the first time, been appointed to the board of the Australian Rugby Union and there is a New Zealand connection.
Anne Sherry is chief executive of cruise ship operator Carnival Australia and was previously CEO of Westpac New Zealand.
She is also currently on the board of the Australian Sports Commission.
Ms Sherry says her main objective was to increase participation in the sport, particularly amongst women.
She believes she can bring a fresh set of skills to the ARU board, which had long been viewed as a boys' club.
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