Andrew Abdo has been appointed as the new Chief Excutive Officer of the NRL.
Abdo, who previously served as Chief Commercial Officer for the competition, takes over after having filled in as interim CEO after Todd Greenberg left the role, earlier in the season.
“Andrew has done an outstanding job as Interim CEO,” said Peter V’Landys, Chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission.
“The Commission could not be happier with his work ethic and the way he has led the game through this pandemic. There is no better person to take rugby league in a new, innovative direction.
“Andrew has one of the best commercial brains in Australian sport. He has been the one who brought in the majority of our new non-broadcast revenues. Prior to the pandemic our revenues had increased by fifteen per cent, year on year for the past four years, and that was down to Andrew and his team.
“Andrew’s commercial and financial background is the perfect skill-set for the game’s needs moving forward. We are resetting our cost base, and will need to make smart investments to set the game up for future generations.
“Andrew thinks outside the square and will look at ways to do things differently. Andrew also possesses a cool and calm temperament which is a vital asset with the many pressures of our great game.”