Gary Whetton elected as new Blues chairman

20 Apr 2012

Today, at a special Blues Board meeting, Gary Whetton was elected as the new chairman of the Blues, following the resignation of Greg Muir earlier this month.

The former Auckland and All Black captain has a long association with both Auckland Rugby Union and the Blues franchise, having sat on both boards for several years.

“I feel privileged to have been given this responsibility. I am a passionate believer in Blues rugby and the franchise, and to lead this franchise through thick and thin from a board level is important to me and a challenge I take very seriously,” said Mr Whetton today.

An Auckland representative from 1980-1992, Mr Whetton played 180 games for the union and captained Auckland for six years. An All Black lock from 1981-1991, he played 101 games in the black jersey, captaining the side in his final two years.

Currently, Mr Whetton is the owner and managing director of an insurance advisory firm, Gary Whetton & Associates and is in on the Board of Trustees at Rosmini College.

Mr Whetton resides on Auckland’s North Shore with his wife Jane and is the father of three sons - two of whom play for the Grammar-Carlton club, and the third is a former North Harbour representative returning from overseas to play rugby in New Zealand.

At an Auckland Rugby board meeting this week, chairman Glenn Wahlstrom was elected to fill the vacant Auckland Rugby representative seat on the Blues Board following the departure of Mr Muir.

ROUND 1

18

Blues v
Chiefs

Sat 14 Feb 2015
7:35pm

23

27

Stormers v
Blues

Sun 22 Feb 2015
4:05am

16

25

Cheetahs v
Blues

Sat 28 Feb 2015
6:10am

24

10

Blues v
Lions

Sat 7 Mar 2015
7:35pm

13

30

Hurricanes v
Blues

Fri 13 Mar 2015
7:35pm

23

23

Waratahs v
Blues

Sat 28 Mar 2015
9:40pm

11

23

Chiefs v
Blues

Sat 4 Apr 2015
7:35pm

16

16

Blues v
Brumbies

Fri 10 Apr 2015
7:35pm

14

30

Highlanders v
Blues

Sat 18 Apr 2015
7:35pm

24

29

Crusaders v
Blues

Sat 25 Apr 2015
7:35pm

15

41

Blues v
Force

Sat 2 May 2015
5:30pm

24

42

Rebels v
Blues

Fri 8 May 2015
9:40pm

22

23

Blues v
Bulls

Fri 15 May 2015
7:35pm

18

Blues v
Hurricanes

Sat 23 May 2015
7:35pm

Blues v
Crusaders

Sat 6 Jun 2015
7:35pm

Blues v
Highlanders

Fri 12 Jun 2015
7:35pm

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