General Scurrah leaving - replaced by Jim Doyle

He should work with Dean Bell as the face of the club for prospective players, Bell can wander around the functions talking to the agents and managers while Pricey sweet talks the players and the guys with the wallets burning a hole in their pocket.

In fairness, if one of Dean's roles is to recruit, I dare say yes Dean Bell should be safe. We're adding Ryan Hoffman to the team and now some of the young guys are rocking through a proper juniors pathway and the squad in general looks excellent.
 

mt.wellington

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I never expected him to be CEO, but really have no idea what role he could have. He is just so well regarded and respected in rugby league it would be a shame not to piggy back off that. Could he help bring in top players here?

Is Dean Bell safe with the restructure?
Pricey will only have three possible jobs at the Warriors. Trainer, PR/community work or recruitment but in the way you outlined where he deals loosely with the players. Managers and agents will always want to talk to Dean Bell. He's the one with the real push at the club. The players on the other hand will be well familiar with Steve Price after his long distinguished NRL, Origin and Kangaroos career. The biggest asset though is the direct experience he has with moving club and country. What better ambassador can you get then someone of his mana who has done it and loves New Zealand? Its a no brainer IMO.

Gould on Doyle.
I am extremely disappointed Jim Doyle has this week announced he will soon be vacating his position at the NRL. I regard this as a huge loss to the game. My disappointment is tempered somewhat by the news he is taking up the position as CEO of the New Zealand Warriors. It is great he will still be involved in league and his recruitment by the Warriors is a great move by that club. Mark my words, Doyle will be the making of the Warriors. In his time with the NRL, he has been outstanding and has already made a great contribution to the game. I just wished he was hanging around long enough to implement some of the plans he has been working on for the past year. Doyle carried no baggage from the game’s past and he was a fresh set of eyes on the major issues affecting the game. He will be hard to replace.

https://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league...e-way-ahead-20140603-zrwd2.html#ixzz33cSS4iBS

Thats big wraps by one of the finest minds in the game. I agree wholeheartedly. Going to be some hard decisions made and it may cause all sorts of upheavel at the club with players and fans but he, in Goulds own word, wil be the making of the Warriors.

First Cappy and now Doyle. Can it get any better???
 
Anyone pick up on the fact that Doyle will still have a finger in the NRL Pie ?

Last line of this article.....Weeks who is the successor will report to Doyle.

Telegraph
 
Anyone pick up on the fact that Doyle will still have a finger in the NRL Pie ?

Last line of this article.....Weeks who is the successor will report to Doyle.

Telegraph

Very interesting.

2 points - first, pretty revealing that Doyle is so highly regarded, that even though he is vacating the position, someone who was under him, will still be reporting to him...

Secondly, conflict of interest?

Regardless, if this is not the beginning of a new era at the Warriors, I don't know what is...

Exciting times.
 
It says.
The head of the NRL integrity and compliance Unit, Nick Weeks, will continue to report to Doyle.

I read that as he will continue to report to Doyle instead of reporting to someone else like Dave Smith. That line isn't really needed in the article besides connecting the previous paragraph that Doyle has been one of the main NRL heads dealing with the ASADA investigation.

I read when Gallop was moved on that Nick Politis would be on the phone constantly to the NRL CEO whenever the Roosters got dud calls. This would happen during the games, no need to wait for Monday. Next year we will have our own respected CEO with a direct line to the top. I'm not saying he should call during games (to expensive with international prices and to many calls with our dud decisions;)). The Roosters, Souths, Bulldogs etc can throw their weight around and get things they want having an ex top guy from NRL head office will help us.

Scurrah probably was respected; especially being in the role for so long. Like our old CEO McGowan you get the feeling the guys from the Aussie clubs would be more likely to get their way. I could be wrong just a feeling Igot.

I wanted an experience NRL CEO but Doyle is probably better. Less baggage with coaches, players or other CEO's.

Like this year when we hosted the NRL and the CEO's at the 9's and at Watson's place. Next year another chance to show NZ is a growing market and the Warriors are a big business.
 
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Very interesting.

2 points - first, pretty revealing that Doyle is so highly regarded, that even though he is vacating the position, someone who was under him, will still be reporting to him...

Secondly, conflict of interest?

Regardless, if this is not the beginning of a new era at the Warriors, I don't know what is...

Exciting times.
Glad someone picked up on the conflict of interest part.

Since we are only talking the integrity unit part of Jims old role, there is limited scope for conflict other than Warriors players had better keep their shit clean next year or I suspect Doyle will be in a position where he has to be seen to take a firm line internaly.

Apart from that as snake77 snake77 said , it keeps the phone lines open apart from Jimmy being mates with his British ex pat drinking partner Dave Smith.
 
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Wasn't there a rumour of Watson offering the sale of shares in the Warriors to season ticket holders? Might be worth a look if Doyle could build the club up like he did with Navman lol
 
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I think it's probably $25m of turnover - the Warriors are a private club and don't need to declare their profit to anyone but the tax man.

However, I would hazard a gues that that makes them the biggest sports franchise in NZ in terms of revenue (as well as crowds.)


My first thought was the same when reading those numbers.

To make a profit of $25 million the club would need to be turning over an obscene amount of money.
 
I used to be a hard out fan for Price as a CEO, but I started having doubts, and anyway, Doyle is far preferable imo. What role do those of us who want him in the Front Office envision for him? Something specific, rather than 'I don't care, I just want him involved".

Front office:
Club Ambassador - Hugely respected by everyone in the game, cant think of a better person to be the "FACE OF THE CLUB"...whether it involves talking to the sponsors, talking to the NRL administration, playing a role in attracting players (kiwis and aussies included)

On Field:
One of the best props of his time, not a massive rampaging bull (like a wiki was) but someone who achieved way more than what his physical attributes suggested he would. That never say die attitude of queensland personified. Cant think of a better person to work with our props and young up and coming talent.
 

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He might want to tell Dean Bell to stop saying that he does then…

Warriors’ CEO-in-waiting says it is not in his character to exploit his position to gain unfair advantage
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Jim Doyle

NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle has fended off suggestions he has access to confidential salary cap information that could benefit the Warriors when he takes on the club's chief executive role at the end of the season.

There have been suggestions of strong concerns within the NRL executive committee, which includes Phil Gould (Penrith), Ray Dib (Canterbury), Nick Politis (Sydney Roosters) and Warriors chairman Bill Wavish, that Doyle's current duties make him privy to information that other clubs could not access.

The Scottish-born former electrician announced in June he would vacate his role as right-hand man to NRL chief Dave Smith before being appointed successor to current Warriors boss Wayne Scurrah. Doyle denied he has knowledge of every club's salary cap expenditure and insisted it was not in his character to exploit his position to arm himself with information that could give the Warriors an unfair advantage.

"No. I don't have access to that; the salary cap department are responsible for that and I haven't gone into that level of detail," Doyle explained.

"If I wanted to get that information I could have got that before I resigned but it wasn't appropriate for me to have it because I don't need it in my role.

"Therefore I haven't got it, I've never attempted to get it.

"I would only be aware of anything if they were actually over the salary cap. Things like that are not a part of me as a person."

While accepting clubs could perceive a conflict of interest, Doyle said no concerns were raised when he met with NRL CEOs on Wednesday morning.

"No not at all. A lot of it is perception, but they might feel that I can get access to information or I can influence certain things that might have a benefit for me and the Warriors. If one club thinks that another club's getting an advantage they'll be shouting from the rooftops."

Contact between Doyle and the Warriors has increased in recent weeks but his focus remains on his current post.

"I have had quite a lot of night-time and early morning calls with a few different people naturally as they start to think about next year but it's still very limited because I've got a lot of stuff on over here. But I'll be there [Penrith] on Sunday and hopefully they can get up against the Panthers."

Meanwhile, Warriors coach Andrew McFadden says there are "no excuses" for his side as they prepare for Sunday's must-win clash at Penrith.

After bouncing back from twin defeats to the Knights and Roosters with an emphatic seven-try win over the struggling Titans, McFadden is looking for another high-energy effort from his side as they look to book their first finals appearance since 2011.

"There are no excuses for us this week. We need to come with lots of energy if we want to get the result," McFadden told the Warriors website.

The equation for the Warriors is a simple one, with a win securing their place in the top eight while a loss would still leave the door to the finals ajar, if Melbourne can defeat Brisbane by nine points more than the Warriors' defeat.

McFadden says they can't afford to worry about the different scenarios that might unfold and need to concentrate on getting their preparation right.

"We've just got to treat it like any other game. We can't focus on the outcome.

"We've just got to worry about what we do and how we perform."

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nrl/news/article.cfm?c_id=270&objectid=11318591
 
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NRL: Scurrah's reign at Warriors over
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By: Rikki Swannell, | Rugby League News | Thursday September 18 2014 18:58

Updated 7.19pm: The corner office keys at Mount Smart Stadium are about to be handed over.

Wayne Scurrah is about to finish up after nine years as CEO of the Warriors, with former New Zealand Rugby League boss Jim Doyle to take over.

Scurrah says Doyle has great facilities and a a strong financial base to work with.

"I think we're set up. Jim I think is going to put in some great systems, and he's commercially very strong. That has to continue, but he will work very closely with football to make sure we make improvements where we need to as well."

Wayne Scurrah says the club's revenue has tripled in his time there and believes he leaves the Warriors in a far better place than when he started.

Howeverm there was also a concession.

Scurrah says they got things wrong following the departure of Ivan Cleary and it allowed things to rumble on longer than it should have.

"People would have moved on if we had've got it right, if we had a team that got in the finals. I'm very confident that we've got the right coach now."

Wayne Scurrah says when he arrived the club was cheating the salary cap and running in the bottom four, so while they haven't made the finals of late, he leaves the Warriors in better shape.

https://www.radiosport.co.nz/news/spleg/2108655338-nrl--scurrah-s-reign-at-warriors-over
 
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Photo: Wayne Scurrah (Photosport)

By: Rikki Swannell, | Rugby League News | Thursday September 18 2014 18:58

Updated 7.19pm: The corner office keys at Mount Smart Stadium are about to be handed over.

Wayne Scurrah is about to finish up after nine years as CEO of the Warriors, with former New Zealand Rugby League boss Jim Doyle to take over.

Scurrah says Doyle has great facilities and a a strong financial base to work with.

"I think we're set up. Jim I think is going to put in some great systems, and he's commercially very strong. That has to continue, but he will work very closely with football to make sure we make improvements where we need to as well."

Wayne Scurrah says the club's revenue has tripled in his time there and believes he leaves the Warriors in a far better place than when he started.

Howeverm there was also a concession.

Scurrah says they got things wrong following the departure of Ivan Cleary and it allowed things to rumble on longer than it should have.

"People would have moved on if we had've got it right, if we had a team that got in the finals. I'm very confident that we've got the right coach now."

Wayne Scurrah says when he arrived the club was cheating the salary cap and running in the bottom four, so while they haven't made the finals of late, he leaves the Warriors in better shape.

https://www.radiosport.co.nz/news/spleg/2108655338-nrl--scurrah-s-reign-at-warriors-over
I like the bit where he does acknowledge they got things wrong with Cleary's departure - we've been in a mess since then IMO when you look at it from the outside.

Scurrah get's credit from me for building up the Warriors brand and revenue; but that's where it stops for me.

At last something a few of us on here have wanted to see - amen to that, time to build the future now.
 

mt.wellington

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I like the bit where he does acknowledge they got things wrong with Cleary's departure - we've been in a mess since then IMO when you look at it from the outside.

Scurrah get's credit from me for building up the Warriors brand and revenue; but that's where it stops for me.

At last something a few of us on here have wanted to see - amen to that, time to build the future now.
First time I have ever heard him say anything along those lines. Too little too late for mine. We had the perfect model while Cleary was here. Scurrah run the back and John Hart run the front. Each doing their specialised job. Trouble started when Scurrah went behind Harts back to the board and stuck his beak into an area of the business that he quite frankly had no business being in. Great business man who knows how to milk the wallet of fans but what the hell did he know about coaching? Showed his hand again when he hired Matt Elliott.

Since he meddled with the coaching role the club at the coalface has never recovered and theres a damn good lesson to be learnt there...
 
First time I have ever heard him say anything along those lines. Too little too late for mine. We had the perfect model while Cleary was here. Scurrah run the back and John Hart run the front. Each doing their specialised job. Trouble started when Scurrah went behind Harts back to the board and stuck his beak into an area of the business that he quite frankly had no business being in. Great business man who knows how to milk the wallet of fans but what the hell did he know about coaching? Showed his hand again when he hired Matt Elliott.

Since he meddled with the coaching role the club at the coalface has never recovered and theres a damn good lesson to be learnt there...
Amen to that - shit we took a pounding on here during the whole ME saga but we were right in the end, now the most common theme in those 3 x coaches getting dismissed has left the building at last - He put us back with all that coaching meddling and flash statements in the media IMO

Eyes on TinkerBell IMO another common figure during the coaching sagas - only see positives with Jim Doyle coming in.
 
The test of a good CEO is to see how the organisation continues after you have left.
If the CEO has put the right structures in place then then we have nothing to worry about.
Should the CEO be a one man band (egotistical maniac) then the house of cards will crumble unless the incoming CEO realise's quickly and puts in a new structure. Scurrah was a good salesman and our club is definitely in a sound financial position so I am thankful that he got one part of the job right.