John Lee named Roosters CEO
Sydney Roosters Chairman, Mr Nick Politis AM, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Lee as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney Roosters Rugby League Football Club.
Mr Lee joins the Roosters from the South Sydney Rabbitohs where he held the position of Chief Executive.
“After an extensive process, we are delighted to appoint someone of John’s business, management and leadership experience to the role of Sydney Roosters Chief Executive Officer,” said Mr Politis AM.
“Following the recent departure of our former Chief Operating Officer Football, Brian Canavan, after a total of 18 years loyal service to our Club, we took the opportunity to reassess the structure of our organisation, and there is no doubt that John is the best candidate to lead our Club and take our business forward,” added Mr Politis AM.
Mr Lee is active on a number of NRL projects including the Sydney Stadia taskforce and digital platform development work stream and has enjoyed many roles in the game including: North Queensland Cowboys Board Member (2013-14), Coach of Parramatta's premiership winning SG Ball team in 1993 and Head Trainer at Sharks in the 1980s under rugby league icons Jack Gibson and Ron Massey.
Separate to rugby league, Mr Lee has served on the Australian Sports Commission (2011-2015), as well as having run a number of companies and government departments in NSW. He has extensive experience in the transport and tourism sectors however he has a passion for sport, especially rugby league.
“It is a privilege to join the Sydney Roosters. They are a Foundation Club with a strong roster, talented coach, professional Board, and a well-run back office,” said Mr Lee.
”I look forward to working with the staff and Board to ensure the club continues to deliver excellent results to its members, fans and corporate partners,” he added.
Mr Lee will report directly to the Sydney Roosters Chairman and Board of Directors and will officially join the Roosters on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.