Kris Radlinski appointed new chief executive of Wigan
Wigan Warriors have announced the appointment of Kris Radlinski as new chief executive with effect from January 1.
Radlinski, 46, was appointed onto the club’s board of directors in October 2014.
A one-club man, the former full-back played 322 times for Wigan, scoring 183 tries between 1993 and 2006.
He was appointed to the role of rugby general manager in 2010 and has enjoyed a successful period as executive direct at the club.
Kris Radlinski on new appointment
Radlinski said: “I have probably been doing many aspects of the role for the last two years but for my appointment to be made official in this way is a great honour. Ian Lenagan has invested so much time, faith and trust in me for well over a decade and I will be eternally grateful for his mentorship.
“In addition, it is important that I mention a few people: Michael Maguire, Shaun Wane, Simon Lenagan, Adrian Lenagan, Professor Chris Brooks, Geoff Warburton, David Moore, Wayne Joyce and, more recently, Matt Peet have all invested knowledge and challenged me to be better.
“Mary Sharkey, Carol Madden, Stewart Frodsham and Mandy Johnston are also key people who have kept me on track.
“To the players and staff and the team behind-the-team who keep the Club running, I say thank you for your support. Similarly, all the owners and Chief Executives around Super League and the RFL Governing Body have all played very important roles in my personal development.”
He added: “I am fully aware of the responsibility bestowed upon me to represent the people of this town and will continue to work hard for this Rugby Club and the game of Rugby League as we enter a critical decade.”
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