@Rugbiznetwork #Perth 10th March – Mark Bartholomeusz – Ex-Wallaby and current Head of BOQ Private


Last year was a vintage year for rugby world wide. The Perth Rugby Business Network kicked off with great success and as part of our plans for 2016, we have our first event of the year.

  • In addition we have an exciting offer from the Western Force for the home game v Brumbies on the 11th of March. More information to follow!
  • If you are considering property investment, take a look at the information further down from Psaros – Western Force’s new No. 2 jersey Sponsor.
  • And lastly, it is with great pleasure that the Australian RBN have nominated the Cauliflower Club as our national charity partner. Find out more below.

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Our First event for 2016
Date:Thursday March the 10th – Venue: Moon and Sixpence – Time: From 5:30pm

The speaker will be Mark Bartholomeusz.

Mark has had a great career in both rugby at the highest level, and business where currently he is the Head of BOQ Private. We look forward to gaining some insight into how he transferred his skills from the rugby field to the boardroom.

The format for the evening will be as follows.

Please aim to get there early as spaces will be limited in the Stables section.

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5.30pm Attendees arrive
6:00pm Welcome to the event and RBN updates
6.15pm Introduction to the Host for the evening
6:30pm Guest Speaker Q&A
7.15pm Socialising and Networking

 Mark BartholomeuszMark Bartholomeusz 

Mark commenced his professional rugby career in Canberra with the ACT Brumbies in 1998. He spent 7 seasons there and played 68 Super Rugby games. Highlights of his Brumbies career where being part of both championship teams in 2001 & 2004.

Mark also played for the Australian 7’s team intermittently throughout his time in Canberra with the highlight being the Commonwealth games in Manchester in 2002. The same year Mark was selected to join the Wallabies tour of Europe and was capped in the last test of the tour against Italy in Genova.

At the end of the 2004 Super rugby season Mark headed to Europe and spent a total of 5 seasons between Saracens, Ulster & Petrarca in Italy.

Returning from Italy to Perth, Mark finished his rugby career with the Western Force in seasons 2010 & 2011 playing another 10 Super Rugby matches for the club.

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Mark took the transition into business in his stride holding various positions with Bankwest and Bank of Queensland. His experience covers roles as Business Development Manager, Relationship Executive and his current position is Head of BOQ Private.

The transition from success on the field to the business sphere can present many challenges for professional sports people, and we hope Mark can shed some light on how he has faced these along the way.

From the Western Force for all Perth Rugby Business Network members


Western Force’s new No.2 front of jersey sponsor Psaros know a thing or two about planning for success. They’re Perth’s leading apartment developer and have been building properties in Perth for over 30 years with an impressive record.

If you’ve been considering property investment as an option to secure your financial future, then now is the time to capitalise on current market conditions and plan for success in life.
Psaros will show you how to prosper through property in this exclusive event whilst also hearing from our head coach and being led on a tour of Force HQ by Western Force players.

WHEN: 5.30pm – 7pm. Wednesday 24th February
WHERE: Home of the Western Force, 203 Underwood Avenue, Floreat
RSVP: Please click here to register for the event


All those who attend the event will have the opportunity to WIN an ‘Experience the Apartment Lifestyle’ City Break which includes*:

· Two nights’ accommodation in a self-contained apartment

· Dinner for two at Brika in Perth

· Two Tickets to the Rooftop Cinema

· Two Passes to the Ellington Jazz Club

· Lunch for two at Solomons on Beaufort Street

*Terms & Conditions apply


RBN Charity Partnership: The Cauliflower Club

It is with great pleasure that the Australian RBN have nominated the Cauliflower Club as our national charity partner.

As many will know, the Rugby-based organisation offers tangible support by providing sporting and recreational equipment to enhance the lives of those with a disability in both metropolitan and regional areas.

This partnership gives RBN the flexibility to ensure that funds raised by the RBN and our members are targeted at specific projects and programs that the RBN selects, whilst staying within the Cauliflower Club charity status.

For more info, see their website: http://www.cauliflowerclub.org.au/

RBN Organising Committee 2016 – Connect to us via LinkedIn
Carl Titchmarsh  /  Louis de Klerk  /  Peter Biasin  /  Cheyne Jowett  /  Gareth Lee-Bell  /  Angeline Emery


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