ARLC announces Racing NSW chief V’landys as new chairman

The Australian Rugby League Commission has announced today (Monday) that Peter V’landys has been elected as the body’s new chairman and will take up the role at the end of October.

V’landys was unanimously voted to the role by the ARLC board. His involvement with the organisation dates back to March 2018, when he was appointed as an independent board member as part of the ARLC’s commitment to constitutional reform.

V’landys is presently the chief executive of Racing New South Wales, the regulating body for thoroughbred racing in the Australian state.

Peter Beattie, the outgoing chair, will remain a board member of the Commission until further commissioners are appointed, as well as “to assist with the transition”, according to an ARLC statement. 

As well as being the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia, the ARLC also administers the National Rugby League, the second most-watched sports league in Australia after the Australian Football League.