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Ralph Rimmer appointed to RFL Board of Directors

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RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer has been appointed to the sport’s independent Board of Directors.

 

The appointment is in line with one of the key recommendations of the Watkins Review of Rugby League Governance, which was presented to clubs at a meeting of the RL Council in July 2012. The Watkins Review recommended that the Board be strengthened by the appointment of a Non-Executive Chairman and additional Executive Board members.

 

RFL Chairman Brian Barwick said: “We are delighted to endorse the recommendation  of RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood that Ralph Rimmer be appointed to the Board.  In my brief time as Chairman I have seen the contribution Ralph makes to our organisation and his promotion is well deserved.”

 

RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “Ralph is a talented and hard-working member of the Executive. He has a deep and sincere passion for the sport, in particular for its geographical expansion and undeniably has the absolute confidence of our stakeholders.”

 

Ralph Rimmer said: “This appointment is a huge honour for me and I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively and collegiately with all of our clubs and stakeholders to make the sport the best it can possibly be.”

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John Ledger

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I don't really know what this entails or what extra responsibilities he will take on, but my only reservation on this is it's not a new face. Almost as if the grip has got tighter.

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Disappointing to be honest. The RFL, for me needs new blood. I would like somebody who would look to help reunite the game and willing to get out and understand what areas of the game needs help and how best to achieve it-especially at Youth rugby level for example. Rimmer is just one of the boys and cant say I am a fan of his ways.

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I assume anybody criticising Rimmer has first hand experience of his business acumen. Right?  :unsure:​ 

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A good friend of mine who is involved at the Halifax Supporters Trust has Dave and was left highly disappointed how he came across. It was like he didnt really want to be there at the meeting. And what have the current RFL directors and others like Mr Rimmer done to sort out the mess at Youth level and the clash between amateurs and Pro academy? I am not saying it would be easy to sort the various problems out , but from my understanding its like the RFL have decided to ignore certain problem areas in the hope it will sort itself out. As said nothing really has changed with this announcement for me and thats why its disappointing for me.

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I don't really know what this entails or what extra responsibilities he will take on...

Just to be clear, previously the RFL board had two executive members (Lewis and Wood) and three non-executive ones (Watkins, Stott and Morrow).

With the scrapping of the executive chair position the board has been increased to three executive members (Wood, Rimmer and one more to be appointed) and four non-executive ones (Barwick, Watkins, Stott and Morrow).

The reason for the change was to increase the non-executive directors' interactions with the executive to help them govern the organisation while also maintaing the balance of the board so that it can maintain its independence.

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Just to be clear, previously the RFL board had two executive members (Lewis and Wood) and three non-executive ones (Watkins, Stott and Morrow).

With the scrapping of the executive chair position the board has been increased to three executive members (Wood, Rimmer and one more to be appointed) and four non-executive ones (Barwick, Watkins, Stott and Morrow).

The reason for the change was to increase the non-executive directors' interactions with the executive to help them govern the organisation while also maintaing the balance of the board so that it can maintain its independence.

Or it's so they have somebody else to buy the biscuits for their meetings

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I don't really know what this entails or what extra responsibilities he will take on, but my only reservation on this is it's not a new face. Almost as if the grip has got tighter.

And we call the election process at BARLA :v

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