Hertfordshire’s Peter Baines was elected President of the Rugby Football Union at the recent RFU AGM.
Peter succeeds Jason Leonard OBE who was appointed RFU President in June 2015.
He is a founder member of St Albans and continues to be active in the club.
He was elected to the Herts RFU Executive Committee in 1991 and became its inaugural chairman in 1997.
Peter Baines was the Hertfordshire representative on the RFU Council from 2002 to 2014. He was an RFU Management Board member for 10 years and Chairman of the Finance and Funding, and Governance Standing Committees. He was also a founder trustee of the Injured Players Foundation and chaired the RFU for Women Integration Task Group, helping to ensure a smooth integration of the women’s game with the RFU He is currently Chairman of the Agents Review Board.
Peter said: “Jason has been, and will continue to be, a brilliant ambassador for the game, and on behalf of the Union, I would like to thank him for all that he has done for the sport.
“One of the greatest joys of the vice-presidency over the last two years has been visiting clubs, schools and constituent bodies across the country and meeting the people who freely commit so much of their time and effort for the good of the game, and I’m looking forward to continuing that over the next year.”