22 Aug 2012

Doyle to step down from NZRL

12:29 pm on 22 August 2012

The New Zealand Rugby League CEO Jim Doyle will step down from his role at the end of the year.

Doyle was appointed to the position of chief executive officer in August 2009, following an extensive independent review of the game in New Zealand.

Under his leadership the structure changed, clear pathways created, long-term relationships with partners built, and year-on-year profits earned.

He says it's been a very challenging three years and he feels he's done all he can personally to achieve that.

Timing is everything however and with his initial game plan all but complete he believes now is the best time to pass the reins to someone new that will lead the organisation through the next chapter of its journey.