Andy Marinos

Sanzaar boss Andy Marinos tipped to succeed Raelene Castle as Rugby Australia CEO

Multiple industry sources familiar with the recruitment process said Marinos, who has led Sanzaar since 2015, was the leading candidate for the top job, which was left vacant when Castle departed after a falling-out with the board in April. Rob Clarke has filled the CEO’s role on an interim basis since then.

RA chairman Hamish McLennan is nearing a decision on a permanent replacement. He is expected to seek approval from the board to sign off on the new chief executive before the end of the year.