The late Ross Livermore’s son Nicholas, daughter Helen and wife Meralda inside the newly named Ross Livermore Board Room.
Even after all these years, the late Ross Livermore is still the spark that ignites Board Room talk.
In an emotional gathering at QRL Headquarters last week, the monthly QRL directors’ meeting took a backseat for the official opening of the “Ross Livermore Board Room”.
Family, friends and former colleagues were present for the unveiling.
QRL chairman Peter Betros said the room was the perfect location to honour Ross and his legacy.
“In commemorating the memory of Ross, the QRL Board decided to use the Board Room because that’s where he was at his peak, at his best,” Betros said.
“The Board Room was his real strength. He was meticulous in his planning.”
Betros said Livermore would “always make his point”, even if the numbers were stacked against him.
That was often the case when he represented the QRL on an ARL Board in which New South Wales-based directors held the balance of power.
But Livermore was relentless, always fighting for the Maroon cause and putting the game’s interests first.
“We’re all very proud of the way Ross represented the organisation,” Betros said.
“He drove it from one or two employees to where it is today as the number one sport in this state and country.”
Livermore’s son Nicholas said it was in incredibly humbling experience to see his father’s name in such a prominent spot.
“I was just humbled to see the old man’s name there,” Nicholas said
“That’s where he spent most of his time … where he excelled and took the Queensland Rugby League forward.”
He praised the leadership of Betros and QRL chief executive officer Robert Moore for their efforts in advancing the game in recent times; and their willingness to take a step back in time to acknowledge his late father.