Simon Johnson has been appointed chair of a reshaped Rugby Football League board on a permanent basis.
The RFL has welcomed the appointments of Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE and Sandy Lindsay MBE as non-executive directors.
The appointments follow an independent board evaluation commissioned in late 2018 which recommended an expansion of the RFL board to be fit for the future.
Independent executive search specialists were appointed to steer a rigorous process which has involved Super League, Championship, League 1 and the community, in addition to Sport England.
The appointments will be presented for ratification to December’s meeting of the Rugby League Council.