Super League today confirmed that interim Chair, Ken Davy, has stepped down from his role – as had always been planned as part of the governance realignment process.
Davy was elected by his SLE Board colleagues two years ago to lead the organisation through what has proved to be a period of dramatic change within Super League and the sport of Rugby League.
He has made some amazing changes whilst in the role.
Working with the Strategic Working Party, he has overseen the establishment of Rugby League’s 12-year partnership with IMG, and the formation of RL Commercial, a joint venture between SLE and the Rugby Football League into which all the commercial assets of the sport have been assigned.
He crucially oversaw the re-alignment of Super League and the RFL and has made sure that every pound of income will be spread across the entire sport which is key for the wider development of the sport.
Today, Davy explained the changes he himself has made:
“It is difficult to overstate the importance to Rugby League of the realignment and the new Joint Venture. By bringing all the sport’s assets into one place, it will be far more effective to work with our TV and commercial partners, whilst for the first time ever, we have agreed an overall split of income across the whole sport. Going forward, every pound of income will be shared throughout the sport, ensuring that the whole of the Rugby League family will benefit from every extra pound generated, meaning we all have a vested interest in its success.”