The Plus500 Brumbies are pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Alexander to the Board of Directors as the representative of the Rugby Union Players Association.
In his 11 seasons at the Brumbies, Alexander was a stalwart in the club’s front-row, retiring at the end of the 2018 season as the Brumbies most-capped player with 154 appearances.
Alexander also represented Australia on 72 occasions, the former prop playing a key role in the Wallabies 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign.
Outside of rugby, Alexander has been an owner and operator of one of Canberra’s most successful pubs, The Dock in Kingston since 2014, and is a Co-founder of Alfred, an energy-tracking app.
Alexander will serve as the player’s representative on the Brumbies board of directors, replacing fellow former Brumbies great, Pat McCabe.
Brumby #112 Ben Alexander said: "I'm excited to join the Brumbies board as the players representatives."
"I care deeply about the club, it's future and the players who represent the Brumbies so to be able to be an advocate for them and a link between the current group and the board is an honour for me."
Plus500 Brumbies Chairman of the Board Matt Nobbs said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Ben to the Brumbies Board of Directors.”
“Ben is synonymous with the Brumbies in Canberra, someone our club and our fans recognise as not just a former great player, but a true Brumbies supporter as well.
"On the field, Ben represented the club for more than a decade and having only recently retired at the top of the game, he is a perfect representative for our current playing group as we continue to path the future of the Brumbies.
"Part of Ben's role will be to further strengthen the relationship between current and past players, hopefully leading in the establishment of an 'old boys/girls' weekend every year to bring everyone who has worn the colours together so that that bond of the Brumbies family remains strong, from generation to generation.
“The Board and the Brumbies organisation would like to sincerely thank Pat McCabe for the work he has done on behalf of the players since 2017."