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NZR elects first female chair, expecting financial loss for 2022

Patsy Reddy speaks to members of the Black Ferns and All Blacks teams in September 2022 (by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Patsy Reddy has been appointed as the first female chair of New Zealand Rugby (NZR) as the governing body prepares to declare another financial loss for 2022.

Reddy was elected chair at NZR’s final board meeting of the year and will replace outgoing chair Stewart Mitchell, who will step down on January 31 after nine years on the board. Current NZR directors Farah Palmer and Bailey Mackey have been elected as Reddy’s joint deputy chairs.

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