Bill Pulver


Australian Rugby Union

Bill Pulver joined the Sport Male Champions of Change Group in 2015 

Bill Pulver has been Chief Executive Officer of Australian Rugby Union (ARU) since February 2013.
Throughout his executive career, Mr Pulver has lived and worked in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia across a diverse range of industries including media, research, internet, sports marketing and linguistics.

Mr Pulver holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in marketing from the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
His passion for Rugby dates back to his school days and he has coached junior teams. Prior to joining Australian Rugby, Mr Pulver was CEO of Appen Butler Hill, a linguistic technology company. From 2008 to 2010 he was Chairman of Repucom International, a global leader in sports marketing research.

Mr Pulver spent eight years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York based, NASDAQ‐listed internet media research company NetRatings Inc .
Mr Pulver spent 17 years at global marketing research company ACNielsen, in roles that included Managing Director in Australia, Group Chief Executive for Japan and Korea based in Tokyo; and President of ACNielsen, an internet audience measurement company based in London. Mr Pulver is a non‐executive director of Appen.
He is married with four children.