London Skolars’ long-serving chief executive Ian ‘Hector’ McNeil and chairman Terry Browne have stepped down from the League One club.
McNeil was a founder of the club in 1995, while Browne has sold his shares to son Colin, with these changes “primarily a result of the coronavirus pandemic” according to the club website.
Hector has decided to devote the majority of his time, energy and drive to his principal business and his family. Subsequently, this means he will no longer be able to lead the club.
Terry has also decided to dedicate his time to family. Additionally, following the government’s advice to self-isolate, he feels a further need to pull back from his commitments to Skolars
Terry Browne said: “It has been a privilege for Hector and I to have been associated with the club over so many years and be assured we will continue to be its greatest supporters.
“No doubt as the current panic subsides and normality returns, we will also find ways to positively support the club as it moves forward.”
The board, staff and players would like to thank Terry and Hector for their immense contribution to the club and the sport of Rugby League in London. Their support and guidance has provided the club with firm foundations and allowed it to flourish over the past twenty-five years.
Moving forward, Colin Browne will be the club’s new CEO and existing Director Adrian Fraine will move into the role of Chairman.