NRL CEO stands down

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has officially resigned from his position, effective immediately.

Greenberg had spent four years in the role, since March 2016. Many had been unhappy with his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as his financial management. It had been reported the NRL headquarters alone was running at a yearly cost of $182 million.

Andrew Abdo will act as temporary CEO until a successor is found.

Greenberg told nrl.com: “It has been my great honour and privilege to be the CEO of the NRL for the last four years. Despite the variety of challenges and pressures I have loved every single minute of the journey. Our growth over the last four years has been extraordinary & I am very proud of my contribution to the game.

“I am indebted to the game for the variety of opportunities and experiences that have been provided to my family and I, and we leave with many great memories and life long friendships.

“My sincere thanks to all the stakeholders across the game, particularly the fans who are the lifeblood of rugby league. Their unwavering passion for the game is wonderful.

“I remain in awe of the players skill and bravery to play this game week in and week out & I thank all of them, both past and present for their friendship and support.

“My thanks also to the staff and Executive team at the NRL. It has been an absolute honour to lead this team of talented, resilient and hard working professionals.”

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