The Cronulla Sharks confirm that Mr Lyall Gorman has advised the Board that he is moving on from his position as Group Chief Executive Officer.

The announcement was confirmed today by Club Chairman Mr Dino Mezzatesta.

“The Club wishes Lyall well in his future endeavours and thanks him for his service and the outstanding contribution he has made to our business over the past three years.

“As Lyall said upon arrival at the Sharks and as was also included in his departure announcement to staff, ‘If you think that our future is all about me we are in deep trouble, but together we can and will create something very special’.

“Lyall played a big part in our premiership success of 2016 and leaves the Sharks in an extremely healthy position both on and off the field and we are confident we can build on the work he has done and make our Club even bigger, better and more successful going forward,” Mr Mezzatesta said.

Mr Gorman has fully committed to the Chairman, the Board of Directors and senior management his ongoing support over the coming weeks and months as the Club transitions into a new business model.

Mr Paul Eriksson, current Chief Financial Officer at the Sharks, will assume the role of Interim CEO.