Dave Donaghy Named New Broncos CEObroncos.com.au
Wed 3 Feb 2021, 09:02 PM
The Brisbane Broncos have announced Dave Donaghy as the Club’s new Chief Executive Officer.
The appointment was formalised today by an announcement through the Australian Stock Exchange by the Broncos Board, led by Chairman Karl Morris.
“Mr Donaghy is an accomplished and experienced executive with over a decade of service in senior management roles in the National Rugby League (NRL) and Australian Football League (AFL),” the announcement read.
“He has excelled at leading high-performance teams and organisations and developing and fostering strong organisational culture.
“Mr Donaghy has extensive experience in commercial, risk, and venue management, communications and media, governance, strategy, stakeholder engagement and government relations.”
Originally from Gladstone in central Queensland, Mr Donaghy began his career as a journalist for Australian Associated Press and the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne, prior to holding senior and executive positions at the Brisbane Lions and Melbourne Storm.
Mr Donaghy most recently held the role of Melbourne Storm CEO from 2015 to the end of the 2020 season.
The Brisbane Broncos Board today also announced that a mutual agreement had been reached with current CEO Paul White that will see him finish his decade-long tenure in the role on February 28.
“Mr White’s exceptional commitment to and investment in the Broncos during his period as CEO is to be commended,” the announcement read.
“Under his leadership, the organisation has achieved substantial commercial growth and expansion. Mr White was instrumental in the establishment of the Brisbane Broncos’ extensive community footprint - implementing various government funded Indigenous programs that have a life changing impact on thousands of students.
“He has overseen the construction and relocation of the entire business to the Clive Berghofer Centre and had a pivotal role in the establishment of the NRLW competition of which the Brisbane Broncos have won three consecutive premierships. Also during Mr White’s tenure, the Brisbane Broncos NRL team were 2015 Grand Finalists.
“Mr White has led the organisation and its people with energy, sincerity and dedication and leaves the business in a strong position for future growth and success.
“The Board sincerely thank Mr White for his service and substantial contribution to the Brisbane Broncos and wish him every success for the next chapter in his career.”
Mr Donaghy’s commencement date as CEO will be advised in due course.
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