Having overseen the most successful period in the Hurricanes history, Hurricanes chairman Sir Brian Roche has announced that he is stepping down as Chairman. The next year will see a new licence negotiated with New Zealand Rugby and a modified Super rugby structure so a change now makes sense.
Roche, knighted in 2017 for services to the State and business, has been Chairman of the Hurricanes since 2013. Sir Brian was heavily involved in the 2011 Rugby World Cup hosted so successfully in New Zealand and continues to serve on several boards.
Roche said "It has been a privilege to Chair the Hurricanes and I thank the board, management and players for their support during my tenure. I leave with some special memories especially our first title in front of a packed Westpac Stadium in 2016. I would like to wish the Hurricanes every success in the future and I will enjoy watching the team from the stands."