FORMER Queensland prop Andrew Gee is the latest appointee to the board of the Former Origin Greats.
40-year-old Gee played 17 Origin games for Queensland between 1990 and 2003, in a first grade career with the Brisbane Broncos and Warrington that stretched over an incredible 15 years, and netted three premierships.
One of the toughest and most uncompromising forwards of his era, Gee retired as Brisbane’s most-capped forward, finishing his career with 255 games for the Broncos.
Since hanging up his boots, Gee has remained heavily involved in rugby league, and is acknowledged as one of the game’s most promising young administrators.
He remains heavily involved with the game, and the club he served so well on the field, employed currently as the Broncos’ General Manager of Football Operations.
FOGS Executive Chairman Gene Miles described Gee’s appointment as a coup for the Former Origin Greats organisation, and a further strengthening of the FOGS board.
“Andrew obviously fits the bill perfectly with the criteria we are looking for in out board members, and we are delighted that he has chosen to become formally involved with FOGS,” Gene said.
“Obviously, Andrew had a lot of success during his playing career, and he has translated that into a very successful career in the administrative side of the game in retirement.
“Andrew brings a wealth of rugby league and administrative knowledge to the board, and we’re all pretty excited about having someone like him involved in guiding the future direction of the Former Origin Greats.
“Obviously, Andrew’s job at the Broncos puts him at the coalface of modern-day rugby league administration, and the issues that they deal with, so his input will help us a great deal.
“Having Andrew on the FOGS board will also simultaneously strengthen our ties to the Broncos organisation as well.”
Gee will join existing board members Wally Lewis, Gavin Allen, Chris Close, Mike McLean, Trevor Gillmiester, Mal Meninga, Greg Oliphant, Don Jackson and Shane Webcke, along with Deputy Chairman Rod Morris and John Ribot, and Executive Chairman Gene Miles.