New Zealand Rugby League's CEO Alex Hayton has resigned today, less than two years after taking up the position.
During his tenure Hayton appointed David Kidwell as the Kiwis coach, oversaw their disastrous World Cup campaign and last year's Anzac Test scadal involving Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor.
NZRL Chair Reon Edwards made the announcement and paid tribute to Hayton.
“Alex has been a great servant to the game over the last decade and has seen through a number of major milestones in his time as both CFO and CEO.
“The discussions leading up to his decision to leave have been entirely amicable.”
After 10 years’ service with NZRL, Hayton said he’s looking forward to a new challenge.
Hayton's the first victim of the World Cup review, which will be concluded by the end the month.