Conway resigns from Newcastle

Newcastle Knights chief executive Ken Conway has resigned due to restructuring of the club's business responsibilities under a new partnership agreement.

Conway was largely responsible for guiding the Knights back into a profitable business and increasing the size of the club's football department.

He leaves the club due to structural changes within the organisation over the past 12 months which handed responsibilities for sponsorship, marketing and other commercial areas over to the Wests Group as part of a new partnership agreement. Conway officially vacated his post yesterday after more than five years at the Knights.

Operations manager Stephen Crowe will assume a senior manager role in the meantime supported by an executive team of financial controller Phillip Blackford and communications manager Stephen Mount.