New chief executive for NZ Rugby League

Jim DoyleJim Doyle has been appointed as the new chief executive of the New Zealand Rugby League.

It will be the 47-year old’s first job in the sports industry.

He has previously worked in the technology sector most notably as chief executive officer.

Born in Scotland, the New Zealand citizen moved to Auckland in 1994 having spent 12 years in South Africa.

NZRL chairman Scott Carter said of Doyle, "He's a strong and highly capable leader who is not afraid of making hard decisions. Jim has real strength of character and we consider he will cope extremely well with the challenges inherent in the NZRL chief executive's role."