General Changes to the Head Office

Miket12

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Rumoured to be changes occurring in the head office with Watson stepping down from the board and JD taking over the chair but leaving the CEO position.
 

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Executive changes

Executive changes have today been confirmed by the Vodafone Warriors.

Effective from September 1, Eric Watson will relinquish his position as chairman, managing director Jim Doyle will move into the role of executive chairman and chief operating officer Cameron George will become CEO.

“The changes are in the club’s best interests,” said Watson.

“With succession in mind, this was always our plan and we’re ideally positioned to implement these moves with minimal disruption.

“The chairman’s role is best performed locally.

“It’s a fast-paced business with a lot going on at any one time. In more recent times, I’ve had limited opportunities to spend time in New Zealand and have a lot of demands on my time.

“The new NRL funding model means the clubs are big business and deserve a dedicated focus. A local chairman will be better placed to steer the Vodafone Warriors to achieving success.

“In Jim, we have an experienced executive of the highest calibre, a proven businessman and someone with a tremendous passion for rugby league.”

Watson said succession planning had been Doyle’s mandate.

“Transitioning him through the managing director role to executive chairman was our plan at the time he joined the club in 2014 to ensure his knowledge, relationships and expertise were retained within the club,” said Watson.

“He will be involved in not only ongoing board matters and supporting Cameron as CEO but also representing the club in NRL relations and overseeing board-level strategic initiatives.”

Doyle said George had been identified some time ago by the Vodafone Warriors.

“Cameron comes with leadership experience in the sports, entertainment and integrity industry,” said Doyle.

“He joined as a board director in February last year and in May this year he accepted the opportunity to take up a newly-created role as COO with the club so he comes into the CEO’s position with the benefit of experience. He’ll do a fantastic job in his new role.”

Previously CEO with the Auckland Racing Club, George is excited about the opportunity.

“With the NRL’s new club funding agreement, this is a great time to take on the role,” he said.

“I’m passionate about the club and I’m driven by the challenges ahead as we strive to achieve success on and off the field.”

Watson said the changes ensured the Vodafone Warriors were well-positioned ahead of the 2018 season.

“Jim’s expertise, knowledge of the club and the NRL is a huge asset and we are thrilled to have him step up to his new role as executive chairman,” he said.

“In Cameron, we again have someone with a strong understanding of the club, great relationships and a proven track of business success – combined with a genuine passion for rugby league. Implementing the changes now allows us to focus on actioning our plans for 2018.”

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2017/08/24/_announcement_execut.html
 
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The Cheap Seats

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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11910076

Jim Doyle's reign as Warriors CEO is over
24 Aug, 2017 12:04pm

Jim Doyle's reign as Warriors CEO has come to an end.

The club confirmed today that Doyle will move upstairs into an executive chairman role, with current chief operating officer Cameron George taking on the top job.

Also effective from September 1, Eric Watson will relinquish his position as chairman.

"The changes are in the club's best interests," said Watson in a club statement.

"With succession in mind, this was always our plan and we're ideally positioned to implement these moves with minimal disruption.

"The chairman's role is best performed locally. It's a fast-paced business with a lot going on at any one time. In more recent times, I've had limited opportunities to spend time in New Zealand and have a lot of demands on my time.

"The new NRL funding model means the clubs are big business and deserve a dedicated focus. A local chairman will be better placed to steer the Warriors to achieving success.

"In Jim, we have an experienced executive of the highest calibre, a proven businessman and someone with a tremendous passion for league."

Watson said succession planning had been Doyle's mandate.

"Transitioning him through the managing director role to executive chairman was our plan at the time he joined the club in 2014 to ensure his knowledge, relationships and expertise were retained within the club," said Watson.

"He will be involved in not only ongoing board matters and supporting Cameron as CEO but also representing the club in NRL relations and overseeing board-level strategic initiatives."

Doyle said George had been identified some time ago by the Warriors.

"Cameron comes with leadership experience in the sports, entertainment and integrity industry," said Doyle.

"He joined as a board director in February last year and in May this year he accepted the opportunity to take up a newly-created role as COO with the club so he comes into the CEO's position with the benefit of experience. He'll do a fantastic job in his new role."

Previously CEO with the Auckland Racing Club, George is excited about the opportunity.

"With the NRL's new club funding agreement, this is a great time to take on the role," he said.

"I'm passionate about the club and I'm driven by the challenges ahead as we strive to achieve success on and off the field."

Watson said the changes ensured the Warriors were well-positioned ahead of the 2018 season.

"Jim's expertise, knowledge of the club and the NRL is a huge asset and we are thrilled to have him step up to his new role as executive chairman," he said.

"In Cameron, we again have someone with a strong understanding of the club, great relationships and a proven track of business success - combined with a genuine passion for rugby league. Implementing the changes now allows us to focus on actioning our plans for 2018."
 
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snake77

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A lot of this was discussed here over the last few months. So thanks to the people bringing the intel, or stating the obvious.;)

I would guess Doyle would have been doubling up as CEO and Chairman for meetings with the NRL as I doubt Watson would make any of those meetings. You read about most clubs having a CEO and Chairman and both roles having meetings with the NRL.

Is this more indication of the Doyle consortium taking over? The club obviously needs to work as business as usual as much as possible as potentially any sale maybe a while off yet. Also as far as the public are concerned the main bidder in Davys as pulled out.
 

InsideBall

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Oct 24, 2012
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That headline from the Herald...

Tabloid garbage.

Anyways, I for one am seriously glad we're not losing Doyle. That'd be stick a fork in it territory for me. If his role in anyway whatsoever actually changes from this, and he's given more autonomy without the hamstringing of having to report to Watson, so much the better.

Possibly the clearest indication yet that Doyle is readying up to buy the club.
 

Whiteknight

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Apr 30, 2016
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at least it looks like they had a bloody plan in regards succession and it actually worked out, that NEVER happens at the Warriors
Consistency and having a steady ship is a start, get the front office right and you are on your way...except maybe at the Warriors
 

Whiteknight

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Apr 30, 2016
302
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How many KPI's were met?

What the heck let's just give ourselves a promotion..

Headline...Work and Income opens up New Penrose branch

EW can do what he likes, it owns it, if the forum owned them then there would obviously be changes but we don't so we get to sit back and watch like an episode of Shortland Street (which i DO NOT watch) and see the drama unfold before us
 

WarriorBall

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In terms of the overseeing of the Club this effectively removes Watson from the equation a situation Doyle is privately happy with I'd imagine, with more autonomy to run his own agenda away from the daily grind of the commercial and football operations as Chairman he can feel free tackle some of the broader issues weighing the club down.
 

Leaguegod

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Aug 24, 2015
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What a joke, seriously how much BS has to come out of Doyle's mouth before we say enough is enough, HOW ABOUT GETTING AN ACTUAL Warriors supporter as CEO C George doesn't even support the Warriors, another Aussie money grabbing wet sock, Doyle promised to put his name to results and actually said we were in for a good year when anyone with any league brain called SHIT year before round 1, all he has achieved is fucking up the 9's for the Warriors, the Haggis head told us 9's weren't important but the season was, how out of touch is this guy! I call bludger I call BS and stick to your word flea bag and leave completely take C George with ya.
 

Tedster

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Jun 29, 2014
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Lol and Cappy has been re-signed as an assistant for 2018 because The Process likes working with him.

As in, The Process is going nowhere next year.

Fuck this team.

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Are we that bad now as a club that resigning a failed coach who runs water bottles for another year as no one wants the role? My expectations for next year just dropped a little - and to be honest they really weren't that high. :(
 

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