Andy Marinos joined Rugby Australia as Chief Executive Officer in February 2021.
For the five years previous, Marinos was Chief Executive of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier Rugby body, SANZAAR.
Marinos has also served as National Teams Manager, Acting Managing Director, and General Manager for Commercial and Marketing during his time at the South African Rugby Union (SARU) from 2008 to 2015.
Born in Zimbabwe, Marinos has broad experience in administrative roles internationally as well, including serving as Chief Executive of Newport Gwent Dragons in Wales as well as Chief Executive of Rodney Parade Stadium.
A former professional Rugby and Rugby League player, Marinos played for the Newport-based club 97 times and went on to represent Wales in eight Test matches. He also played for the Natal Sharks 1991-1995, Western Province and the Stormers 1197-1999, and represented Wales in Sevens on the World Series and the RWC
Marinos also played Rugby League in Australia, having featured in one match for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 1996 as well as representing South Africa at the Super League World Nines in 1997.
Having moved himself and his family to Sydney, Marinos considers himself a proud migrant Australian.