RFL begin hunt for new CEO

The Rugby Football League has started its search for a new CEO after advertising the role.

A job advertisement appeared on Monday evening as the governing body begins its pursuit of a successor to Nigel Wood, who stepped down from the role at the start of this year after ten years.

Ralph Rimmer has been in the role on an interim basis since Wood’s departure, and although Rimmer is understood to be keen on the role, the governing body has taken the decision to advertise the role to external applicants.

Rob Elstone, the current CEO of Everton Football Club, is still expected to become the new CEO of Super League, but unlike Wood, he is not expected to take on the role alongside the one at the top of the governing body.

The advertisement states the successful candidate’s remit will be “To lead the RFL to ensure that the strategy, targets and policies of the RFL, and the wider sport are fully delivered. Leading staff and all stakeholders to ensure the sport continues to grow, is a commercial success, and is recognised as a being a deliverer of best practice.”