At the commencement of each year the Appointments Panel (formerly the Referee Advisory Group), made up of an area representative from each sub union, a Bay of Plenty Rugby Union representative and a Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Board representative meet to select the Referee Management Group for the 12 month season.
The current Appointments Panel is:
The Referee Management Group is a seven person skill based panel charged with driving the strategic direction of the Bay of Plenty Rugby Referees.
Four of the RMG members are responsible for overseeing a number of portfolios. These portfolios have been divided into the following areas:
Match Officials Coaching/Support
The 2018 RMG and the portfolio holders are: