Tributes To Former RFU President Peter Baines

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1 November 2018

The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby have paid tribute to former president Peter Baines who died on Wednesday 31 October.

Peter was RFU president for the 2016/17 season. Among his many national roles he was an RFU board member for 10 years and chairman of the Finance & Funding and Governance Standing Committees. He also chaired the Professional Game Board Review Group and the Rugby Football Union for Women Integration Task Group, helping to ensure a smooth integration of the women’s game with the RFU as well as chairing the Agents Review Board.

Peter was also a founding trustee of both the RFU Injured Players Foundation and the Rugby Football Foundation. A retired solicitor, he lived with his wife Sue in St Albans. Educated at Wells Cathedral School and St John’s College, Cambridge, Peter was a founder member of St Albans RFC in 1970 and was a committee member at the club and their chairman for 15 years.

He was Hertfordshire representative on the RFU Council from 2002 to 2013, also serving on the county’s General and Forward Planning Committees, their Executive Committee, of which he was chairman, and was their representative on the English Counties Rugby Association, where he was also Chairman from 2000-2002.


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