Rugby Innovation USA 2017 Speakers

Mike Bishop

CEO, Hawke's Bay Rugby Union

Former professional cricketer and rugby player, Mike moved into the world of professional sports administration in 1994 in his native New Zealand. He began as CEO of Wellington Cricket for five years before his appointment as Marlborough Provincial Rugby Union CEO for five years from 1999. He then took up a role for the New Zealand Rugby Union as Provincial Union Relationship Manager for two years and has been the Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union CEO since the New Zealand Provincial Rugby competition began in 2005.

Mike is an experienced and highly regarded sports administrator who has led each organisation he has worked at to significant success on and off the field of play with his innovative and inclusive style of leadership.