NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has been blocked from joining the board of the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) less than a fortnight after stepping down from the board of the Police Bank.
Fuller told the Sydney Morning Herald he’s “not disappointed” about being blocked from the ARLC role.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and ARLC chairman Peter V’landys both called Fuller to inform him that he would not be allowed to join the board.
“Obviously my contract is a complex one and my role in the state is a complex one and I just think that the lawyers found it difficult to get past that and I respect that too,” Fuller told 2GB radio on Monday morning.
On another note, The Herald on Saturday revealed Fuller had personally signed off on a recommendation to stop a former officer from serving on the board of the Cronulla Sharks in 2015, claiming the role was an “extraordinary to high risk” for the NSW Police Force.
Stepping down from Police Bank Board
Earlier in the month, Police Bank revealed that Fuller had stepped down from the Board due to “increased commitment and workload of his role helping steer New South Wales and its Police Force through the increased demands and uncertainty of the recent and current COVID outlook“.
The timing of the events could suggest that he stepped down from the board of the police bank to prepare himself for his new role on the board of the ARLC.