Seven months after departing as NRL chief executive, Todd Greenberg is set to land back in an influential position in sport with a seat on the board of the NSW government’s powerful new stadiums controller.
The new entity, which will oversee the state’s major sports venues including the SCG, the rebuilt Allianz Stadium, ANZ Stadium and Bankwest Stadium, is in the final stages of being formed, with an announcement due on board members in early December.
An effective amalgamation of Venues NSW and the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust, it will take on the name of the former but be fronted by the chairman of the latter, leading business figure and GWS Giants chairman Tony Shepherd.
He has led an interim body established in June, which also includes Sydney Olympics bid boss Rod McGeoch, ex-Australian Rugby League chief John Quayle and Suncorp chair Christine McLoughlin. While they and other long-serving directors of Venues NSW and the SCG Trust, including recently retired broadcaster Alan Jones, are likely to have seats on the 11 to 13-member board of the new stadiums agency, sources with knowledge of the appointment process say Greenberg is also expected to be among those named.