St Helens have appointed Mike Rush, who stood in as head coach last season, as their new chief executive.
Rush has been with the club for more than 13 years and has held a number of senior positions, including Head of Youth Development, Assistant Coach, Head Coach and General Manager.
Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: “Mike is ideally qualified and suited for the position of CEO of the Saints. He has extensive relevant experience in every area of the Club’s operations and has made a great success of all his roles at the Club over an extensive period.
“His loyalty and talent are undoubted and he is totally committed to the success of the Saints as one of the world’s leading professional rugby league clubs.”
Rush took charge of the first team following the departure of Royce Simmons in the early stages of 2012, and continued to lead the club until the arrival of Nathan Brown in the close season.
He added: “I’m delighted to take up the position of CEO at the Saints. I have been with the club a long time and I am looking forward to contributing to the next stage of its development.
“I fully believe we are entering an exciting new era at the Saints. We have a fantastic new stadium at Langtree Park and a new training facility at Cowley International College and I am sure we are now well positioned to realise the best commercial return for the club both on and off the field.”