Wayne Erickson



Wayne joined St Andrew’s in March 2004 as Secretary to the Council and Manager, after many years in various roles with Australian Rugby. He was the General Manager of Operations during the advent of professionalism in 1995 and jumped at the offer to become world rugby’s first full time professional referee.

Wayne became the 12th Principal of St Andrew’s in March 2008. He was greatly honoured to accept the appointment, and indeed re-appointment for a further five year period from 2015, and remains incredibly excited by the challenge of leading the College during this chapter of the story of this noble place. He sees the College’s sesquicentenary in 2017 as an opportunity to further our aim to provide a world-class experience in Australia’s leading University College.

He is the Chairman of Australian Rugby’s National Referee Selection Committee (with a particular responsibility for talent ID – much like his role in St Andrew’s), a member of SANZAAR’s Referee Selection Committee and a member of World Rugby’s Women’s Referee Selection Committee.

In a former life he taught at The Scots College in Sydney where he was a member of the College Executive and the Housemaster of Deane House. In 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian College of Physical Education.

He is the immediate past Secretary of the University of Sydney chapter of University Colleges of Australia, and has several other responsibilities within the University’s structure; as a member of the Student Accommodation Project Control Group, the Affordable Student Housing Selection Panel and the Colleges Consultative Committee of the Senior Executive Group at the University of Sydney. He has recently joined selection panels for appointment of professionals in the student accommodation sector.

He has a passionate interest in the music of the Enlightenment, and particularly in the contributions of Mozart to the operatic art form.