Jim Doyle officially begins his term as Vodafone Warriors managing director tomorrow. Image | www.photosport.co.nz

Jim Doyle will take up his position as Vodafone Warriors managing director tomorrow after two years as chief operating officer at the National Rugby League in Sydney.

His arrival coincides with Wayne Scurrah’s departure to Cullen Investments.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Jim on board,” said Vodafone Warriors chairman Bill Wavish.

“He is both well-known and highly respected across the rugby league world and we look forward to his contribution to the Vodafone Warriors.”

“We also wish Wayne well at Cullen Investments as he continues his successful career.

“Wayne’s role leading the Vodafone Warriors for the past nine years has enabled the franchise to make major gains and we are indebted to him for all the progress he has overseen.”

At the same time, Wavish announced Bill Birnie has replaced Donna Grant on the board.

“Bill comes with an impressive resume well suited to a professional rugby league franchise,” said Wavish.

“He has a background in law and investment banking with appointments to charities, sports, arts and government bodies.

“We thank Donna for her significant contributions to the board in her various areas of expertise.”

The board will now comprise Bill Wavish (chairman), Jim Doyle, Justin Davis-Rice, Bill Birnie and Mark Flay.