Eels appoint interim CEO after mutually parting ways with Ken Edwards

A club cannot go too long without a CEO and whilst still on the hunt for a new full-time CEO, the Parramatta Eels have appointed Matt Phelan as the club’s interim CEO.

Phelan, who has been with the Eels since February, held the General Manager of Operations and Strategy position, involving a number of managing operations across Game Development, Junior Systems, Education and Welfare, Recruitment and other areas.

Phelan is no stranger to the big roles, having been a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games as the Venue General Manager.

Having also worked with the A-League, Phelan will occupy the role until the Eels find a full-time replacement.

“Our primary focus for the remainder of the year is to ensure that the Parramatta Eels are teal redmann pokies working hard both on and off the field. This has been a tough year for our organisation, but we owe it to our Members and fans to remain dedicated to making this a club they are proud to call their own,” Phelan said.

With their search for a long-term and full-time CEO beginning today, Eels Chairman Steve Sharp believes Phelan will be more than capable of handling himself, until a full-time replacement is found.

“Matt is a very experienced operator and will do a great job in leading our club while we begin the recruitment process for a new Chief Executive Officer. We will not rush this decision, as we need to make sure we find an individual best suited to implement our club’s strategy for the future,” Sharp said.

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