The NRL has gotten one-up on the AFL, as Grant Mayer, the former Chief Executive Officer at the Manly Sea Eagles, and a former Events and Operations Manager at the Bulldogs, has agreed to be the Wests Tigers General Manager of Commercial Operations for three years.
As well as stints at the Bulldogs and the Manly Sea Eagles, Mayer has also served as the Catalan Dragons CEO, and in his most recent role, he was the General Manager of Commercial Operations at AFL side, the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
As Mayer returns to the NRL, Wests Tigers CEO Stephen Humphreys said that the club was excited to have someone with Mayer's experience joining their club.
â€œGrant has a wealth of management and commercial experience acros
s differing sporting organisations,â€ Humphreys said.
â€œThe sporting landscape, particularly in Sydney, is extremely competitive for Clubs like Wests Tigers and I have no doubt we will benefit greatly from having someone with Grantâ€™s knowledge and expertise.
â€œOur Club already enjoys a high profile in the game of Rugby League but with Grantâ€™s guidance, Iâ€™m sure we will become one of the leading sports organisations in Australia.”
For Mayer himself, it is a role that he is looking forward to, at a club that has a proud history and tradition.
â€œWests Tigers has such an impressive portfolio of sponsors on board and I canâ€™t wait to meet all of them in due course,â€ he said.
â€œThe Club already has an unrivalled reputation in terms of the value proposition for sponsors and we will continue to set the bar high in this regard.â€