Pat HowardCo-Founder & Director of Rx Management; Former Wallaby and Executive General Manager, Team Performance at Cricket Australia

Pat joined Cricket Australia as Executive General Manager, Team Performance in November 2011. During his time with Cricket Australia, Pat has overseen World Cups and Ashes in the Men’s and Women’s program, Number 1 in all formats but Men’s T20 (currently ranked 2nd) and seen developments in coach education, pathway changes and restructuring of domestic competitions.

Pat started his sporting career whilst studying a pharmacy degree at The University of Queensland. He went on to become a Rugby Union international at 19, winning numerous awards as a player and later as a coach.

Pat has an enduring connection with France. His first tour of the Wallabies as the youngest player of the tour was in France, sitting on the bench for a Test in Bordeaux. 10 years later in 2003, he joined ASM in Clermont Ferrand learning the uniqueness of playing professional rugby in France.

In 2004 he became Director of Rugby at Leicester Tigers, considered the leading professional Rugby club in Britain. Pat was 2007 European Director of Rugby and the first person to be European Coach (2007) and Player of the Year (2001). In 2007, he moved back to Australia to become General Manager of the High Performance Unit of Australian Rugby Union where he was responsible for the recruiting of the 2007-13 Wallabies management.

Pat spent three years as COO of Cromwell Property Group (ASX 200), one of Queensland’s largest listed companies with three operating segments – property investment, funds management and property development. Pat is also co-Founder and Director of a pharmacy management business, Rx Management, which now has 18 pharmacies in three states.

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