The Poverty Bay Rugby Football Union Board has seven members – four independent; Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of our Council of Clubs; and Chairperson of our JAB. The President is also part of the Board but has no voting rights.

  • Tom Crosby (President, non-voting position)
  • Hayden Swann (Chairperson, Independent)
  • Cara Haines (Deputy Chairperson, Independent)
  • Gina Lean (Independent)
  • Adam Simperingham (Independent)
  • Scott Leighton (JAB Chairperson)
  • Tim Lister (Council of Clubs Chairperson)


  • Ray Noble (CEO)
  • Jacques van Wyk (Admin & Finance Manager)
  • Miah Nikora (Game Development Manager – Senior and Performance)
  • Mitch Purvis (Game Development Manager – Junior and Women’s)
  • Cara Haines (Competitions Administrator)
  • Joey Turner (Junior Development Activator)
  • Florian Bub (Club and Referee Administrator)