Album: Gallop Steps Down As League Chief Exec

David Gallop is stepping down from his job as chief executive of the Australian Rugby League Commission immediately.<br /> <br /> Continue reading...<br /> <br /> <br /> ----------<br /> NRL club bosses have reacted with shock and surprise to the sudden resignation of the game&#039;s longtime chief executive David Gallop.<br /> <br /> Four months into a four-year deal with the Australian Rugby League Commission, formed in February to take over running the code, Gallop departed by what was described as &quot;mutual agreement&quot; on Tuesday.<br /> Gallop enjoyed strong support of the clubs throughout his 10-year reign as NRL chief executive and the news he was stepping down from his high-profile role blindsided many of his fellow administrators.<br /> Gallop was gracious in his parting words in a joint statement with ARLC chairman John Grant.<br /> &quot;It&#039;s been a privilege for me to lead the game over the last 10 years and see the game&#039;s resurgence,&quot; Gallop said.<br /> <br /> &quot;I love the game and wish it well. I would like to thank the clubs, the players, my staff and the fans of the game. It has been an exhilarating and challenging period, but no one can do this job forever.&quot;<br /> Grant said Gallop understood the need for a fresh approach under the new ARLC administration.<br /> &quot;Taking this into account and with the interests of the game at heart, the board and David have reached an agreement that the game needs a different style of leadership detached from the past for the next stage of its development,&quot; Grant said.<br /> <br /> Grant added the search for a new CEO would begin immediately with NRL general manager of strategy Shane Mattiske to take over the leadership in the interim.<br /> Sydney Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce was taken aback at the news.<br /> &quot;I was shocked to be honest,&quot; Noyce told AAP.<br /> &quot;I was genuinely shocked and I think most people in the game are.<br /> &quot;I was one of David Gallop&#039;s biggest fans. It is a really, really tough gig and I think even his biggest detractors will admit he gave it 100 per cent.<br /> <br /> &quot;When you look at everything he had to deal with, he did hi



Gallop Steps Down As League Chief Exec

Updated Jun 18, 2012
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David Gallop is stepping down from his job as chief executive of the Australian Rugby League Commission immediately.

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NRL club bosses have reacted with shock and surprise to the sudden resignation of the game's longtime chief executive David Gallop.

Four months into a four-year deal with the Australian Rugby League Commission, formed in February to take over running the code, Gallop departed by what was described as "mutual agreement" on Tuesday.
Gallop enjoyed strong support of the clubs throughout his 10-year reign as NRL chief executive and the news he was stepping down from his high-profile role blindsided many of his fellow administrators.
Gallop was gracious in his parting words in a joint statement with ARLC chairman John Grant.
"It's been a privilege for me to lead the game over the last 10 years and see the game's resurgence," Gallop said.

"I love the game and wish it well. I would like to thank the clubs, the players, my staff and the fans of the game. It has been an exhilarating and challenging period, but no one can do this job forever."
Grant said Gallop understood the need for a fresh approach under the new ARLC administration.
"Taking this into account and with the interests of the game at heart, the board and David have reached an agreement that the game needs a different style of leadership detached from the past for the next stage of its development," Grant said.

Grant added the search for a new CEO would begin immediately with NRL general manager of strategy Shane Mattiske to take over the leadership in the interim.
Sydney Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce was taken aback at the news.
"I was shocked to be honest," Noyce told AAP.
"I was genuinely shocked and I think most people in the game are.
"I was one of David Gallop's biggest fans. It is a really, really tough gig and I think even his biggest detractors will admit he gave it 100 per cent.

"When you look at everything he had to deal with, he did hi

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