Todd Greenberg has broken his silence, after stepping down from his role as the NRL's chief executive on Monday.
The 49-year-old's position had become untenable after a dispute with the league's broadcaster and a reported falling out favour with clubs.
On Wednesday, Australia's 7 News caught Greenberg while he was walking the streets near his home.
“It’s a great time," Greenberg told 7 News. "I’m walking with my family and my dogs - I don’t think I’ve ever been happier."
Greenberg's contract was set to expire this year and his standing was in doubt, even before coronavirus saw the season suspended after two rounds..
The former Bulldogs CEO was adamant he had no regrets about the way he conducted his role.
"None whatsoever… loved every single minute of it," he said.
"No I'm not at all [upset about criticism], it's been a great journey, as I’ve said. I’ve had a lovely time working at the NRL."
According to the ARL Commission, Greenberg's departure was a "mutual agreement" and wasn't related to any cost cutting as a result of COVID-19.
Chief commercial officer Andrew Abdo has been named interim CEO.
ARLC chairman Peter V'Landys says appointing a permanent replacement is a low priority, with the focus on establishing a broadcaster partner and logistics around a proposed resumption of play by May 28.
"We're in no rush," V'landys has told AAP. "We've got confidence in Andrew Abdo to do the job.
"We want to get through this crisis first.