Pieter Schats is the Chairman of the HKRU currently serving a 2 year term from Aug 2014- July 2016.
Pieter has been in Hong Kong since 1987, arriving from South Africa where he played representative rugby for his province Natal at u 20 and senior level. He also played Club rugby for Durban Collegians and Villagers Rugby Club.
In Hong Kong he played for the Valley RFC for more than a decade during which time the Club won numerous 15’s league, Cup and 7’s Championships. Pieter also represented HK at both 15’s and 7’s, on many occasions as captain. He also played social rugby for Hong Kong Football Club whilst coaching mini and youth boys and girls teams for many years.
Pieter served on the HKRU Board of Directors as the Director of Marketing (2000-2002) and as the Director of Finance (2004-2009).
Pieter is a Chartered Accountant by profession, is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and has held various executive roles in FMCG, Sourcing, Trading, Media, Sports and Retail Companies. He is currently employed as Executive Director of Fung Retailing Ltd.
Pieter is married to Robyn and has 3 children.
Chris Brooke is the HKRU Director of Facilities.
Chris has lived in Hong Kong since 1979 and played rugby for Valley RFC throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s. He also represented Hong Kong in a number of Asian Tournament and World Cup Qualifying matches between 1999 and 2001. Chris then lived in Beijing for eleven years, where he helped drive the growth of the Sports Beijing mini rugby programme, prior to returning to Hong Kong at the end of 2013.
Chris is a Chartered Surveyor by profession and has worked in the property sector in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region for the last twenty-five years, providing strategic advice to both public and private sector organisations in relation to all aspects of property development, ownership and occupation.
Chris is married to Christine and has two children.
Mr Patrick Donovan is the HKRU Director of F.
Patrick arrived in Hong Kong in 1996 and played senior club rugby for Aberdeen RFC until 2000. After working and playing rugby overseas in Singapore and Thailand, he returned to Hong Kong in 2006 and plays social league rugby for HKCC. He was the Chairman of HKCC Rugby from 2009 to 2013 and has also served on the full General Committee of HKCC. He coaches mini rugby at HKU Sandy Bay.
Patrick is a Chartered Accountant member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Patrick is currently employed as an Managing Director with an international financial services organisation and has more than 20 years experience in finance.
Patrick is married to Helen and has two children.
Kim Lam is the HKRU Director General.
Kim graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and an affiliate of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects. She works in the Architectural Services Department since 1986. Before joining the Government, she had spent over ten years in the private engineering & construction sector.
Kim actively engaged in rugby since 1998 and demonstrated enthusiastic commitment thereafter. She was posted as Vice-Chair for Monkeys Minis and worked as a parent-helper & took up major communications and liaison works there. She further committed as Vice-Chair & Chairwoman of Mini Rugby, HKMRFU. Kim's contributions in Minis had been recognized and an award "Kim Lam U12 Girls Trophy" was created and originated in her name at year 2011. Later she served as Colts Representative for SCAA Causeway Bay RFC till 2014.
On the other hand, Kim has been involving in different charitable works since 1981. She was former Chairwoman of both Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth and Rehabaid Society Hong Kong. She is currently a member of Hospital Governing Committee of ReHabAid Centre of Hospital Authority, HKSAR and an Honorary Secretary of Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong.
Kim is married and has two sons, aged 26 & 22, whom are currently adult player and tertiary rugby player respectively.
Dr. Peter White is the HKRU Director of Laws and Referees.
Peter has lived in Hong Kong since January 1997 and has 12 years of involvement in rugby in Hong Kong, both as a referee and as a Minis and Youth coach. Therefore, he has been actively involved in rugby at all levels and is passionate about the development of the game locally. He has served on several committees at Mini, Youth and Senior levels and is currently Vice President of the HKSRFUR. Peter has been a referee for 9 years and his current role is in coaching of match officials, performance review and citing.
Peter is a university academic, with postgraduate PhD and LLM qualifications. His employment duties include teaching and learning, research and administrative duties within the university. He is on the Editorial Board of overseas journals and publishes and reviews journal articles regularly.
Peter is married to Mel and has 3 rugby-playing sons at youth level.
Having joined the Union in 2003, Robbie McRobbie is responsible for the Commercial Department, Operations Department and the Community Foundation.
Prior to the Union, he spent 11 years in the Hong Kong Police Force, where he served in a number of roles including Police Tactical Unit Instructor, Assistant Manager of the Police Officers' Club and presenter of the "Police Report" TV show.
He has a MA (Oxon) and completed a PGC in Sports & Recreation Management at HKU Space in 2001.
He represented Hong Kong at "A" level at both 15s and 7s and is a two-time winner of the Police RFC "Raz Erasmus Award".
He is Director of local charity, Operation Breakthrough, which uses sport as a medium to help at-risk local youngsters.
Mr. McRobbie is married with one son and a small dog.
David is the Chief Financial Officer and oversees all Accounting and Financing of the Group. David also sits on the Investment Committee. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant under the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountant in England & Wales) and trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers both in the UK and Hong Kong prior to joining the Union. David graduated from The University of Birmingham and achieved a masters degree from the same institution. David is a keen sportsman having been a competitive swimmer and represented his university at Water Polo. He now enjoys a variety of sports at a recreational level.
Mr. David "Dai" Rees joined the HKRFU as Head Coach in November 2008. Over the following 4 years he has maintained his coaching positions of both the National 7s and 15s teams while also being appointed Head of Performance and Coaching in 2009.
Born in Abercarn, a small village in the mining valleys of south east Wales, he attended Cwmcarn High School and Crosskeys College before completing a degree in Sport Sciences and a PGCE in Teaching at University of Wales Institute Cardiff between 1984 - 88.
David "Dai" Rees spent 18 years as a teacher and senior manager at Coleg Gwent in Wales holding positions of Lecturer of Sport, Head of Faculty, Assistance Principle and Principle.
Pre-professional era, David "Dai" Rees played club rugby for Abercarn RFC, the South Glamorgan Institute, Swansea RFC, Newport RFC and Newbridge RFC. He later became player/coach at Cross Keys RFC and Head Coach after a knee injury forced his retirement.
He attained five caps for the Wales A side and was also a National Squad member in 1986 and 1988.
In 2003 he joined Newport Gwent Dragons as a full time professional Rugby coach in the Celtic and European club competition. Over a 10 year period, David "Dai" Rees has held Head Coaching positions with the Welsh Rugby Union, Senior Men 7s, U21,20,19 and Senior Women.
David "Dai" Rees is married to Sarah with three children, Maisie, Tirion and Will and lives in the wonderful village of Big Wave Bay on HK Island.
Rocky graduated at the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Administration; a fitness industry executive with over 20 years of experience in the management and operation of multinational health and wellbeing corporations. He joins the HKRU from California Fitness, where he has assumed a variety of roles over a 16-year tenure.
A familiar face in local rugby circles, Rocky is a long-standing member of the Hong Kong Rugby community and has been integrally involved with the development of Gai Wu RFC, one of Hong Kong’s pioneering Chinese rugby clubs. He currently still represents Gai Wu’s first XV as a hooker.
He also represented the Hong Kong Dragons in the early 1990s being selected for tours to Singapore and Thailand. Prior to that Rocky played for Tigers RFU in the early 1990s becoming one of the first local players to play first division rugby in Hong Kong.