Delmege Departs Manly

Max Delmege has resigned from the board of National Rugby League club Manly.

Manly chairman Joe Cross announced the resignation today, saying Delmege wanted to concentrate more on his business interests with Delmege Commercial Real Estate and increasing charitable interests.

Cross stressed Delmege would not be reducing his support for the club.

"Max's decision to step down follows a period during which the club has successfully privatised and in doing so placed itself on a more secure financial footing," said Cross in a statement.

"Max Delmege has stressed that he has tremendous faith in the board and will continue to be available to contribute to the Sea Eagles.

"He is excited at the future of the club and his resignation shouldn't be seen as a reduction in any way of his wholehearted support."

Under the terms of the privatisation of the club, Delmege can appoint two directors.

He has appointed Scott Campbell, managing director of United Pacific Finance, to fill the spot he left while former NSW Premier Barrie Unsworth already fills the other spot.

In a second change to the Sea Eagles Board, Philip Dean has resigned to take up a fulltime position within the Sea Eagles where he now heads up the marketing division.

Kerry Sibraa was elected by the football club board to replace Dean.