Canterbury Rugby League is pleased to announce the appointment of Duane Fyfe as CRL’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Duane’s acceptance of the role renews his association with Canterbury Rugby League, having been employed as General Manager from 2004-08. It also extends his long involvement in rugby league – Duane has managed NZ Army, Junior Kiwis and NZ Residents teams, while he was the Whangarei-based General Manager of Rugby League Northland from late-2015 until early-2018.

Returning to the region in March, Duane comes to Canterbury Rugby League after a sixmonth stint as CEO at Touch Canterbury.

Duane has held leadership roles in the not-for-profit and business sectors, both as a volunteer and in a professional capacity, for the past 15 years. Duane brings vast and valuable experience in sports administration into the role, as well as a deep understanding of rugby league at all levels.

Duane will start in the position with CRL in early-September.

“CRL are very fortunate to obtain Duane for the CEO role, where he can bring both rugby league knowledge and business background to the game,” CRL Board Chairman Simon Doig said.

“Duane will be working closely with the clubs and key stakeholders in developing the new strategy forward for Canterbury Rugby League in the first few months.”

Please join Canterbury Rugby League and the CRL Board in congratulating and welcoming Duane into the CEO role.

NZRL Announce Greg Peters CEO of New Zealand Rugby League

New CEO Greg Peters, NZRL, New Zealand Rugby League CEO announcement, NZRL HQ, Auckland. 29 May 2018. Copyright Image: William Booth / www.photosport.nz

The New Zealand Rugby League is on the lookout for a CEO who can lead NZRL through an exciting period of change.

You’ll be in charge of growth and development of the game across all levels while positively influencing communities throughout New Zealand.

ABOUT NEW ZEALAND RUGBY LEAGUE:

Rugby league has played a significant part in New Zealand sport for over 100 years. Formed in 1910, New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in New Zealand. The NZRL catchment is divided into seven zones that service the grassroots needs of the game. These zones compete in the National Championship, as well as women’s, youth and schools competitions.

NZRL manages the Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns who are both currently ranked number two in the world.

NZRL is not just about success on the field – it is also charged with caring for a community off-field, promoting the values of integrity, respect, leadership, courage and passion. The “more than just a game” philosophy has seen NZRL establish innovative social development programmes using rugby league to help communities improve their lives off the field.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Reporting to the NZRL Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will lead NZRL in a well-managed, successful and profitable manner as well as implementing high performance standards and expectations throughout the organization.

You will be responsible for the development and implementation of stakeholder management plans, business plans and strategies that grow the game across all levels and secures ongoing revenue streams that ensure the long-term security and viability of NZRL. Increasing the consumer, corporate, fan and participation base through the development and implementation of a well executed strategy and business plan will be very important. You will also be responsible for working closely with the Football Operations and High-Performance team to deliver sustainable long-term performance on the field.

Essential to the success of this role will require building and developing high value, long term, outcome focused relationships with Clubs, Zones, Districts, the NRL, Sport New Zealand, Commercial Partners and other key agencies and stakeholders.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES

You will have proven Chief Executive Officer or Senior Executive experience including reporting into a board. You will possess exceptional leadership capabilities and management experience, ability to develop and implement strategic change, strong commercial acumen and possess outstanding ability to build, develop and harness sustainable relationships across diverse stakeholder groups.

The successful candidate will be a resilient, dynamic and engaging individual with political maturity and experience with the media as the CEO will be the face and voice of rugby league in New Zealand. Knowledge and understanding of national sporting organisations as well as an interest in rugby league will be well regarded but is not essential.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 5pm Sunday 22nd April, 2018

Global Elite Sports (www.globalelitesports.com) have been contracted by New Zealand Rugby League exclusively to manage this search assignment.

To apply, please submit your application with cover letter to

[email protected] or visit www.globalelitesports.com for more information.