Mike Smith to remain Hull KR chief executive until new owner or consortium found

Mike Smith will stay as chief executive of Hull KR until a new owner or consortium of the club is found.

Neil Hudgell has said he will relinquish his role as chairman of Hull KR on December 1 after 16 years at the Craven Park helm.

Smith’s intention was to step down as chief executive in May, but he has now said that he will remain in his role until a new owner or consortium is found.

He said: “As you may be aware, prior to the pandemic, it was my intention to step down as CEO in May.

“However, I will remain in position as CEO of the club until a new owner or consortium is found. Everyone at the club will continue to work tirelessly to take us forward.

“Whilst the financial picture of 2021 remains unclear, we will continue ‘business as usual’ for 2020 with Tony Smith, our players and all our staff having the full backing of myself and Neil to represent you out on the field as best we can.

“Finally, Neil brought me to the club in 2008. I never would have imagined with his support and encouragement I would go on to become CEO of the club I grew up supporting. I personally owe Neil a debt of gratitude for everything he has done for my career and my family.

“The late, great Colin Hutton said Neil is the greatest chairman we have ever had, and I concur fully. After 16 years on the Hull KR roller-coaster, I hope he enjoys his well-earned change of pace.”

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