Halifax chief executive and director resign

Halifax announce the resignations of chief executive Christian Lister and finance director Paul Haggerty with immediate effect.

Lister has served the Championship club as a volunteer and director since the 2018 season and took on the leadership of the board at the end of last year.

Lister said: “It has been a great privilege to lead the club, and to reignite a support which dates back to Thrum Hall and some of the club’s finest achievements.

“It was wonderful to be part of a reminder of those times at the Challenge Cup semi-final, when Simon Grix’s side performed with such distinction.

“The time commitment, alongside my business interests is increasingly difficult to manage, and I have to think of my family. Leaving the board will not end our support of the club, we will continue to support the club from the stands.”

Haggerty has also resigned because of work and personal commitments.

He commented: “It is with regret that I have reached the decision to step down from my director’s role at Halifax RLFC with immediate effect.

“As a fan for over 40 years, it was very humbling to be given the opportunity to take on this role and one I will never forget however my personal work commitments over the last few months resulting in me being away for days on end & along with a new grandchild means I am unable to afford the time I, or most importantly Halifax RLFC, need for me to continue in the role.

“I wish Simon & all the squad the very best for the future and will certainly be stood on the terraces where I have always been supporting this great club.”

Continuing director Dave Grayson will be joined on the board by Laurence Turner and Gary Bray. The club will make further announcements as to board membership within the next few days.

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