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Stephen Hilditch

Stephen R. Hilditch MBE

Stephen served as IRFU President for the 2016/2017 season.

He is an Honorary Life Member of Grosvenor RFC and a former Headmaster of Belfast High School. He was part of the Irish International Referee Panel between 1984 and 1995, refereeing 18 international matches including the 1991 Rugby World Cup 3rd place play-off between New Zealand and Scotland. He also acted as a touch judge on over 40 occasions.

Stephen was appointed to the Ulster Branch in 1987 and held numerous positions including; Chair of Schools Committee (10 years), member of the Finance Committee (2004-2015), member of the Management Committee (2005-2015), President of the Ulster Society of Rugby Referees (1999/2000) and he was the President of the Ulster Branch for 2003-04.

He was appointed to the IRFU committee for the first time in June 2004.

He previously held positions such as; Chairman of the Rugby Standing Committee, Member of the Management Committee, Previous sub- Committee Involvement:- Chair of referees, Chair of Women's, Finance, Schools, Strategic planning and Laws Advisory.

Stephen served on a number of international committees including; Member of Referee Selection Panel, IRFU Representative on FIRA (now Rugby Europe), Executive Committee member of FIRA and President of the Refereeing Commission.
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13 November 2018
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