Would be good if we could have a seperate thread based on facts, knowledge etc rather than chit chat, rumour etc
So what do we know?
There are two front men.
One, Gerard Murphy
is effectively a management consultant who has worked extensively in sport in both the UK and Australia. In the UK, mainly through a vehicle called of his Elite Team Performance, and in Australia via Leading Teams Australia and later Gerard Murphy Consulting. The latter summarised below:
" assists CEO's/MD's/Directors/exec teams to create a high performance culture by aligning strategy, structures, governance and people. Current clients include Caterpillar, Telstra, Momentum Energy, Message Media, YMCA, Australian Tyretraders, Fairfax Radio Network, Higgins and Geelong FC (2007-09 & 2013-14), Richmond FC (2015), Melbourne Rebels (2015 - ) & Port Adelaide FC (2017)."
A number of web stories are searchable of him under Elite Team Performance, most notably this one when working for the Arafathttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/international/england/8910956/Gerard-Murphy-RFUs-choice-as-a-liaison-between-Englands-team-and-management-proved-a-barrier.html
A good insight into him can be found on his blog below, with a standout quote "without having sound governance, good people can make bad decisions"http://gerardmurphy.com.au/blog.php
Also seems generally well into Aussie sports promotion, and was previously chairman of the Australian Football League Europe arm