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William "Bill" Pulver is a former Australian sporting administrator. He was the CEO of the Australian Rugby Union after succeeding John O'Neill in early 2013.[1]

Bill Pulver
William Pulver

c. 1959
ResidenceMosman, New South Wales, Australia
Alma materUniversity of New South Wales
OccupationChief Executive Officer
EmployerAustralian Rugby Union
Known forCorporate executive
Father of Mosman bomb hoax victim
PredecessorJohn O'Neill

Pulver's daughter Madeleine was the victim of the Mosman bomb hoax in 2013.[2] The house was featured on an episode of the television show Sandcastles on channel 7Two on 18 September 2013, having been filmed one day prior to the attack.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Pulver attended Shore School, class of 1977,[4] and then the University of New South Wales. He is a member of the 2013 Board of Trustees for the Shore School Foundation.[5]

Pulver is married with four children.[6] The family owns properties in Mosman, Avoca Beach, and Bungendore.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Michael Hawker passes ball to schoolboy mate Bill Pulver, by Wayne Smith, The Australian, dated 10 January 2013.
  2. ^ Collar bomb dad Bill Pulver named new rugby boss, by Wayne Smith, The Australian, dated 9 January 2013.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "CONGRATULATIONS BILL PULVER (77 OLD BOY) | Shore Old Boys' Union". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Board of Trustees - Sydney Church of England Grammar School". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  6. ^ Tabakoff, Nick (5 August 2011). "William Pulver a local boy who made it big". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  7. ^ Budd, Henry (16 August 2011). "The latest developments in the Madeleine Pulver collar bomb hoax case |". Retrieved 11 January 2013.