Stephen Noyce and Roosters mutually part ways

After 4 years as the Sydney Roosters Chief Executive, Stephen Noyce and the clubs chairman Nick Politis have agreed to mutually part ways after a club restructure.

Chairman Politis was very grateful for the professionalism and contribution Mr Noyce has made at the club over the past 4 years including the 2010 Grand Final appearance.

"Stephen is a hard working man of great integrity and honour and his work over the past 4 years has set our club up to move forward in a very solid position" commented Mr Politis

The Roosters will move forward with a new senior management team and organisational structure that will focus on the two key elements of the organisation in Football and Commercial/marketing. The two roles will report to Scott Bennetts Group CEO of the Easts Group.

Brian Canavan returns to the club after 4 years in the redefined role of Chief Operating Officer Football heading up the entire football operation which will include new coach Trent Robinson as one of his direct reports. The role will see Canavan manage the strategy and implementation of the high performance systems from NRL to Junior representative teams to the recruitment of new talent along side current Recruitment Manager Peter O'Sullivan.

"Brian is the most experienced football administrator in the country and his return to the club he loves is a major coup. He will add the knowledge and crucial systems to the football department that is required in the modern game for ultimate success" said club Chairman Nick Politis

Current Roosters General Manager Marketing Ted Helliar now steps up into the roll of Chief Operating Officer Commercial heading up all the clubs commercial, marketing, brand, membership, media, event and digital interests whilst managing the former CEOs role in these areas including influence at the NRL level.

"Ted has proved himself over the last year not only as a passionate club man but a shrewd operator and negotiator having brought major sponsors to the club including Isuzu Utes,, VB and Opel Australia on multi year deals securing much of our financial stability. Ted and Brian will form a powerful administrative team that will take the Roosters into the future, this is the birth of a new era" commented Politis

Strengthening the Roosters family, the club also welcomes back Craig Walker as Physical Performance Manager who returns to the club after the past 6 years with the New Zealand Warriors. Craig was at the Roosters from 1993- 2005 where he started as the Harold Matthews sports trainer and worked his way up to Rehab Manager.

"It's great to be coming home" said Walker on his return to the club