Andrew Abdo has officially replaced Todd Greenberg as the NRL’s chief executive.
Abdo has been in the role in an interim capacity following Greenberg’s departure in April and has sufficiently impressed to be handed the job full-time. The game’s former chief commercial officer has had a strong working relationship with ARLC chairman Peter V’landys and has also won over influential figures in clubland over the past five months.
His appointment on Thursday provides the NRL with stability at a time when there has been a churn of sporting executives across Australian sports.
Abdo’s top priority is to overhaul the cost structure of the game, a process which began earlier in the week when the positions of executives Nick Weeks and Liz Deegan were made redundant.
More to come