Pip Marlow is the Managing Director of Microsoft Australia and has been since 2011.
She also loves Rugby. A lot.
Which is why she's recently been appointed as a Director of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Board with one strategic aim: getting more women interested in rugby.
Growing up in New Zealand, Marlow has always been a big rugby fan.
This is a pretty noble goal, and the appointment makes a lot of sense. Who better to get women involved in a male-dominated sport than a woman who has risen to the top of a male-dominated sphere like tech?
“As we work towards delivering our strategic aim of making Rugby a game for everyone, Pip’s appointment comes at an opportune time,” said ARU CEO Bill Pulver.
“We have never been in a better position to engage more girls and women in the Rugby community. With our Australian Women’s Sevens team currently ranked number 1 in the world in the lead up to the Rio Olympic Games, a new strategic plan that is focused on increasing female involvement, and with such strong female representatives at Board level, it is an exciting time for women in Rugby.”
“I have always been passionate about Rugby and am looking forward to having the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the game in Australia,” Added Marlow.