David Lyons - President

David had a long and illustrious professional rugby career which included 46 tests for the Wallabies, over 100 games for the Waratahs, two Shute Shield premierships and 7 seasons in Europe’s elite club competitions. Along with his passion for the Club and the development of its players, David brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and leadership skills from the corporate world.

David is a Director in the Deals, Tax and Legal team for KPMG Australia with a focus on deal origination and transaction advisory for both domestic and foreign clients. David holds a Masters of Business Administration (Honours) from The International University of Monaco and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance from Harvard University.

David is Founder and a Director of ‘French Vine’ an importation, distribution and retail business specialising in quality artisanal French wine. David grew up near Molong, NSW and continues to have a close connection to regional Australia.

Many of the skills that enabled David to flourish on the world sporting stage have since been key to delivering positive outcomes for his clients.