BYE-LAW 11.          STANDING COMMITTEES

11.1  Establishment of Standing Committees

11.1.1 The Executive Committee will establish six Standing Committees namely:

(i) The Rugby Committee;

(ii) The Regulations Committee;

(iii) The Audit and Risk Committee;

(iv) The Regional Committee;

(v) The Nominations Committee; and

(vi) The Professional Game Committee.

11.1.2 Subject to the remainder of this Bye-Law 11, the Executive Committee may appoint any person, including without limitation Representatives, to the Standing Committees.  

11.1.3 In addition to the Other Committees as set out in Bye-Law 13, Standing Committees may establish sub-committees, advisory groups and working groups for specific purposes and subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

11.1.4 The terms of reference of each Standing Committee shall be determined by the Executive Committee from time to time.

11.2 Rugby Committee

11.2.1 The Executive Committee shall appoint a chairperson of the Rugby Committee who shall be a Representative. 

11.3 Regulations Committee

11.3.1 The Executive Committee shall appoint a chairperson of the Regulations Committee who shall be a Representative. 

11.4 Audit and Risk Committee

11.4.1 The Executive Committee shall appoint a chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee who shall be a Representative. 

11.5 Regional Committee

11.5.1 The Executive Committee shall appoint a chairperson of the Regional Committee who shall be a Representative. 

11.6 Nominations Committee

11.6.1 The Executive Committee shall appoint one of the Independent Members of the Executive Committee to be the independent chairperson of the Nominations Committee.

11.6.2 In addition to the independent chairperson appointed in accordance with Bye-Law 11.6.1, the Nominations Committee shall comprise three further members:

(a) The Chair;

(b) An Independent Member; and

(c) A Representative from the Executive Committee elected by the Executive Committee.   

11.6.3 The roles, powers and responsibilities of the Nominations Committee shall be:

(a) To identify and propose to the Council Independent Members for membership of the Executive Committee;

(b) To identify and propose to the Executive Committee persons for appointment to Standing Committees, advisory groups and working parties;

(c) To identify and propose to the Executive Committee Representatives for appointment as chairpersons of Standing Committees;

(d) In consultation with the chairperson of the relevant Standing Committee, to draft job specifications for members of such Standing Committee for approval by the Executive Committee and, where requested by the Executive Committee, to shortlist and interview candidates for membership of Standing Committees and provide reports and recommendations to the Executive Committee;

(e) To identify and propose to the Executive Committee persons for appointment to the Board of Rugby World Cup Limited; and

(f) In consultation with the chairperson of the Board of Rugby World Cup Limited, to draft job specifications for members of the Board of Rugby World Cup Limited for approval by the Executive Committee and, where requested by the Executive Committee, to shortlist and interview candidates for membership of such Board and provide reports and recommendations to the Executive Committee.

11.6.4 Members of the Nominations Committee shall be appointed to such role for a period of four years, subject to the Executive Committee’s right to remove any member and/or such member no longer meeting the applicable criteria set out in Bye-Law 11.6.1 and/or 11.6.2, which may be renewed for a further four (4) year period by the Executive Committee. In the event of the retirement, resignation and/or incapacitation of any member of the Nominations Committee between Executive Committee meetings the remaining members of such Nominations Committee shall continue to fulfil their obligations pursuant to these Bye-Laws subject to any alternate direction of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall appoint a replacement for any such former member of the Nominations Committee in accordance with these Bye-Laws at its earliest convenience and such replacement shall serve the remainder of the term of the member who they are replacing.

11.7 Professional Game Committee

11.7.1 The Executive Committee shall appoint a chairperson of the Professional Game Committee who shall be a Representative.