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Wayne Erickson

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Hall of Fame member


Since 2004, Wayne Erickson has been the principal of St Andrews College. Early in his teaching career he taught at The Scots College in Sydney where he was a member of the College Executive and the Housemaster of Deane House. Prior to joining St Andrew’s, Wayne held various executive management positions with Australian Rugby. He was the General Manager of Operations, and became world rugby’s first full time professional referee. 

From 1994 until his retirement at the end of the 2002 season, he refereed over 150 first class matches, including 27 Internationals and 40 Super 12 matches. He represented Australia at the Rugby World Cup tournaments in 1995 and 1999, and was part of the Wallabies’ management team during the 2003 tournament in Australia. He is currently the Chairman of Australian Rugby’s National Referee Selection Committee. 

He keeps wicket for the Old Men of Briars and is Chairman of Rotary’s Outback Education Scholarship program (OUTREDS). 

Wayne has a long involvement with a number of community groups including the Exodus Foundation, Sydney Legacy, the Cancer Council and Rotary International which awarded him the Paul Harris Fellowship for leadership in the community.

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