Former Sharks boss makes the move to become Manly’s new CEO

Lyall Gorman

In a boost for the Manly Sea Eagles off-field endeavours, the club has confirmed that Lyall Gorman will be their new Chief Executive Officer.

Gorman’s most recent role was as CEO of the Cronulla Sharks, one that saw him gain huge popularity among the Sharks faithful for his swift, efficient way of dealing with things.

Prior to that, Gorman was the founding CEO of A-League side the Western Sydney Wanderers and was also CEO of fellow A-League side, the Central Coast Mariners.

As Manly continue to grow and rebuild following some off-field turmoil, club Chairman Scott Penn is excited to have Gorman move into the role of CEO.

“Lyall has had a highly successful business management career and he brings strong leadership and a proven track record of success to the Club,” said Penn.

“In his most recent roles with the Sharks, Wanderers and Mariners, each Club all experienced on-field and off-field success,’’ Penn said.

“I’m sure Lyall will help the Sea Eagles grow to the next level commercially off the field, with his proven formula of connecting and engaging the Clubs he’s worked for with the community and improving Member and fan engagement and experience.”

Penn also thanked Neil Bare, the club’s Chief Operating Officer, for holding down the CEO fort in the interim as their search for a full-time CEO began.

“I also want to thank Neil Bare, Chief Operating Officer, for successfully leading the administration team over the past six months,” continued Penn.

With new horizons and opportunities ahead for Gorman in the new role, he looks forward to the challenges that will come with it.

“I’m delighted to be given the responsibility of leading the mighty Sea Eagles,” said Gorman.

“One of my initial priorities will be building stronger communication between our Club and its many stakeholders – including Members, fans, partners and the broader community, and of course Council and State and Federal Government.”

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