Jack Mesley named CEO of Super Rugby Pacific

Jack Mesley will commence in the role on 22 July
Jack Mesley will commence in the role on 22 July

Super Rugby Pacific board has confirmed Jack Mesley as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer.

Mesley, who has over 20 years of professional experience in marketing and operations is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at the Australian Professional Leagues and will begin his new role from 22nd July.

Prior to his association with the Australian Professional Leagues, he was the Chief Commercial Officer at the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and held various senior marketing and commercial positions at Lion, Diageo and the Asian PGA.

“This is a monumental step for the unions and clubs to come together with a real intent to grow Super Rugby Pacific and put fans at the centre,” Mesley told in a statement released.

“I am looking forward to working with closely with the Super Rugby Pacific clubs to understand their commonalities and differences, and to come together to ignite the flame for generations to come.”

Super Rugby Pacific Chair Kevin Malloy had high praises for Mesley and believes his experience will benefit the board.

“What set Jack apart from a strong pool of candidates following a thorough search was his passion for rugby, his enthusiasm and a breadth of experience in both marketing and sports,” Malloy said.

“We were looking for someone who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, given the joint venture is still relatively new. Jack sees the potential of the competition and wants to build on the success we’ve had to date.

"And he understands the need to form strong relationships with the broad range of stakeholders. We are really looking forward to having him onboard come July.”