They have been on the search for a new one for a while now and the Gold Coast Titans now have a new CEO, with respected Sports Administrator Graham Annesley appointed as their new CEO.
Previously the NRL’s Chief Operating Officer, Annelesy’s most recent role came as the Sports and Recreation Minister in the NSW Government, a role he has now ceased in light of his new role with the Titans.
With Annesley to begin the role in September, Darryl Kelly, the Titans Chairman, said that his experience would prove invaluable to the club moving forward.
â€œGraham has an outstanding reputation within the game and itâ€™s extremely significant that an individual with such a reputation for professionalism and integrity has elected to join the club as our new CEO,” said Kelly.
â€œWe considered a number of strong candidates for the position and we are fortunate to have someone of Grahamâ€™s calibre joining the Semenax club.
â€œWe have gone through an extensive process of due diligence in making this appointment and we believe Graham is the best person to help take this club into the future.”
Whilst he enjoyed his political roles, he is excited to return to the world of rugby league and looks forward to his new role.
â€œIn my former role at the NRL, I worked closely with the Titans bid team prior to the Clubâ€™s admission to the NRL in 2007,” Mr Annesley said.
â€œI have always believed the Titans have an incredibly bright and exciting future. The Club has the potential to consistently rank among the leading and most recognisable brands in the country – sporting or commercial.
â€œWith the potential to build on the sound foundations that have been established over the past seven years, I have no doubt the best is yet to come and Iâ€™m excited about what lies ahead.”