The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) have appointed Brett Clark to a casual vacancy on the Board.
Mr Clark is the founder and managing director of ePharmacy and the managing partner of Chemist Warehouse stores in Queensland and Northern NSW. He has recently retired as the Chair of the Board of Queensland Ballet and is a well-known philanthropist in Queensland.
QRU Chairman Jeff Miller said: “We’re delighted to welcome Brett to the Board and believe he will complement the Board’s existing skill-set, given his extensive background in business and his previous work as the Chairman of Queensland Ballet. The addition of Brett to our Board will certainly assist the QRU as we commence the first year of a new three-year strategic plan in 2020.”
Mr Clark has enjoyed a lifelong connection to Rugby and played at Brisbane Grammar School. Following school, he graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 1988 and was awarded an MBA in 2005.
He also has an advanced diploma in Nutritional Pharmacy, a diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was a past national finalist of the Ernst and Young, Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, as well as being a judge for the Awards from 2005-2008.
Mr Clark was named the 2009 Medal for Management Innovation recipient from the Queensland chapter of the Australian Institute of Management. ePharmacy/Chemist Warehouse employs over 17,000 staff in more than 450 outlets nationally.
In addition to being a director of the ePharmacy/Chemist Warehouse and Market Reach Boards, Mr Clark retired earlier this year after 10 years on the Board of Queensland Ballet board – including the last six years as Chair.
Mr Clark has also previously served as Chair of Bridgeworks - a Registered Training Organisation owned by the Sisters of Mercy - and was also a founding committee member of Mater Little Miracles.
Mr Clark has also assisted his wife over the past 15 years in raising over 1.5 million dollars for the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.