Jonathan Dance - President 2014/15
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RFU President Jonathan Dance joined the Council as Berkshire representative in 1994, having been Secretary, Fixtures Secretary Chairman and Trustee of Bracknell RFC, as well as their President for more than a quarter of a century, a role he still plays.
He played school rugby at preparatory school and St Edward’s School Oxford and went on to play hooker for Grasshoppers, Bracknell and Berkshire. He has served on the Berkshire Committee since 1976 and his county roles have included Team Secretary, Chairman of Competitions, Treasurer and President.
A retired solicitor, Jonathan has served on the Divisional Committee, having been Chairman and on the Competitions Committee.
His administrative roles at the RFU have been many and his valued work has encompassed being on the Board of the Union for 12 years, auditing clubs, finance, competitions, governance of the game, nominations and being a member of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bid Committee. He was also the RFU’s Honorary Legal Officer for two years.
At an international level Jonathan served on the IRB Council for five years, has been Citing and Judicial Officer for international XVs and sevens, and a member of IRB High Performance and Audit & Risk Panels. He was on the FIRA Board, a Director of ERC, a member of Six Nations and Chairman of their Disciplinary Sub Committee and a member of their Regulation Committee.