League boss Scott Carter steps down from roles

DAVID LONG
Last updated 05:00 06/04/2014
Scott Carter
Photosport
SCOTT CARTER: "We've got the 2017 World Cup to aim for, so when you naturally pass on the mantle, it probably doesn't get more perfect than this."

Relevant offers

League

Pressure on forwards to perform as 'big four' set to finally take the field for Warriors 'He's more than a coach': Elijah Taylor backs Ivan Cleary for Wests Tigers coach Former NRL star Brett Kimmorley's wife Sharnie dies after cancer battle Sydney Roosters beat South Sydney Rabbitohs for best start since 1996 Recap: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters - NRL Week 4 Wayne Bennett confronts Benji Marshall after extraordinary claim about Anthony Milford's work ethic Blackmail is big business in the NRL as market for the sport's dirty laundry grows Aussie league greats warn Jason Taumalolo deal could 'backfire' Warriors need attention to the centre for Dragons game Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods won't re-sign until new coach confirmed

Scott Carter, the chairman of both the New Zealand Rugby League and Rugby League International Federation (RLIF), is stepping down from both roles.

Carter says he is comfortable with the timing of his move.

"There was a job to be done in terms of getting the sport back on its feet and we did that work, went through a strategic cycle and have got a chief executive in place and the strategy for the next four years is being rolled out," he said.

"We've got the 2017 World Cup to aim for, so when you naturally pass on the mantle, it probably doesn't get more perfect than this.

"In the perfect world you don't want to be changing the chief executive and chair at the same time, or handing over in a crisis, and you don't want to stay so long that whoever replaces you doesn't get a fair crack at it."

Carter feels the infrastructure is in place for a smooth transition.

"With (CEO) Phil Holden now settled in nicely after Jim Doyle moved on, and the strategy in place for the next four years, it's a good time to bring in a new chair so that they can get up to speed and make a difference in time for the next World Cup," he said.

The game is about to make a big step forward with the RLIF employing a full-time CEO and other staff members. It was announced last week that the 2013 World Cup made the RLIF $7.2 million.

Ad Feedback

- Sunday Star Times

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your pick for international league player of the year?

Shaun Johnson

Jesse Bromwich

Sam Burgess

James Graham

Greg Inglis

Johnathan Thurston

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content