Former All Blacks coach John Hart has been appointed by New Zealand Rugby to the Blues' board.
Hart, along with current NZR Board member Richard Dellabarca and current NZR Rugby Committee member Sam Lotu-Iiga have all been assigned to the board after it was announced last month that NZR had taken a 40 per cent partnership in the Super Rugby club.
NZR boss Steve Tew said it was important that the governing body's representatives on the Blues Board had proven experience in rugby, business and strong connections to the Auckland region.
"We are pleased that John, Richard and Sam are available to represent New Zealand Rugby's partnership interest in the Blues Super Rugby club.
"Their collective skills will extend the existing depth of experience of the Blues Board and in combination with other recent changes to the coaching team and re-signing and recruitment of key players, this is one of many steps to help rebuild the success of the club."
Hart coached the All Blacks between 1996 and 1999, guiding the team to 31 wins in 41 Tests before resigning after the unexpected 1999 World Cup semi-final loss to France.
He also coached Auckland to the NPC title in 1982, 1984 and 1985.