Gold Coast Titans appoint new CEO
The Gold Coast Titans have today announced the appointment of Steve Mitchell as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) beginning in 2019.
Mitchell is the current CEO of Touch Football Australia and has held a number of executive roles, working with the Melbourne Rebels (Super Rugby), North Queensland Cowboys, Southern Cross Austereo, Seven Network, News Corporation and Network Ten.
The Brisbane-born executive comes to the club with Gold Coast rugby league family ties dating back to the 1920s, with his grandfather and granduncles playing for Currumbin and Mitchell’s son Anthony also playing for three NRL clubs – Parramatta, the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys.
The appointment of Mitchell as CEO completes what has been a strong period for the Titans, with a number of major sponsors committing to the club long-term, new players in Shannon Boyd, Tyrone Peachey and Brian Kelly and also the addition of Kangaroos’ coach Mal Meninga as Head of Performance and Culture.
“I am extremely humbled to be appointed to the role. Club owners the Frizelle and Kelly families; former CEO Graham Annesley and the board have worked tremendously hard to build the foundations of what promises to be a very exciting future,” Mitchell said.
“I am looking forward to working with the owners and the board, Mal Meninga, coach Garth Brennan, players and staff to help create an enduring sporting legacy for the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales communities.”
Executive Chairman, Dennis Watt, said on behalf of the board and the Frizelle and Kelly families, he was delighted Mitchell was joining the club.
“It has been heartening to see the response from quality people who want to be part of the club, Watt said.
“They all expressed confidence in the club’s future and we are very grateful to them all.
“The club is in a strong position and Steve’s expertise and drive will strengthen us even further.
Watt will continue as acting CEO until Mitchell begins the role.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg applauded the advances Mitchell had made in strengthening the NRL and the TFA alliance over the past 14 months.
He said he looked forward to continuing to work with Mitchell as the new Titans’ CEO and as the advisor to the TFA board.