Toronto Wolfpack have appointed Bob Hunter as the club’s new chairman and interim chief executive.
Hunter has got the top job after David Argyle quit both roles in June after making racist comments towards Swinton player Jose Kenga.
An experienced sports administrator, Hunter will be supported by the Wolfpack’s proven executive team on both sides of the Atlantic, headed up in the UK by director of rugby Brian Noble and in Toronto by Jon Pallett, in his new role of commercial vice president in Toronto.
Toronto owner Argyle said: “With Bob’s experience and reputation in the Toronto sports market, I am confident that he is the right person to help build and increase our organizations’ foothold in the Canadian sports landscape.
“One of our goals is to improve and reshape our fan’s experience at Lamport Stadium and there is no one better than Bob to help lead us in that direction.”
Hunter added: “I feel very fortunate to be joining the Toronto Wolfpack at such an exciting time as the club is gearing towards their final push in our quest for promotion into the Super League, the UK’s premiership of rugby league.
“I am here to support the Wolfpack on and off the field and to help them strive to continue to make a strong impact in the community while growing the sport of rugby in Canada.”