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Paul Cummings today advised the Board of the Manly Sea Eagles of his intention to resign as Executive Director to enable him to concentrate on his position as Chairman of the Manly Warringah Leagues Club Limited.
Sea Eagles Chairman Joe Cross announced Mr. Cummings intentions after a Board meeting held at the Sydney Academy of Sport at Narrabeen today.
"Paul's contribution to Manly has been outstanding. Paul's business expertise has laid down the foundation for Manly to go from strength to strength both on and off the field," Mr. Cross said.
"When Paul assumed the role as Executive Director our plan was for him to see out the privatisation and economic restoration of the club as the executive in charge."
"That job is now completed and he has decided to step down from the senior management role and remain with the Manly Sea Eagles Board as a Director.
"Paul now wants to turn his attention to the Leagues Club where he was recently installed as Chairman."
Mr. Cross stressed that the extensive business accumen Mr. Cummings has brought to Manly won't be lost.
Today the Board accepted Mr. Cummings resignation and appointed a sub committee consisting of Joe Cross, Scott Penn, Scott Campbell and Bob Reilly to conduct a comprehensive and thorough search to find the best available candidate to fill the position.
"This process is expected to take a minimum of three (3) months and Paul has agreed to stay on in his current position to ensure a smooth transition," Mr. Cross said.
The Sea Eagles major sponsor and shareholder, Max Delmege was glowing in his support of the work Mr. Cummings has completed in his role.
"He steered the club brilliantly through the privatisation process and has played a major role in Manly being a happy and financially healthy team going forward.
"I look forward to now working with Paul on a Leagues Club level to ensure the Sea Eagles have a strong support system in place for the years ahead," Mr. Delmege said.