Castleford CEO Steve Gill to step down while Jon Wells joins as director of rugby
Last Updated: 12/03/18 10:35am
Steve Gill will step down as CEO of Castleford Tigers in May and continue as director of the club.
Castleford have also announced the appointment of Sky Sports rugby league presenter and former player Jon Wells, who takes up the role of director of rugby with immediate effect.
Gill is set to step down on May 31 after five years in the role, with last season's achievements including League Leaders Shield winners, Grand Finalists and Super League's 'Club of the Year'.
Gill said in a statement: "It has been a privilege, and an honour to serve the club who I have supported since boyhood, and together we have shared some special moments over the past five years.
"The club itself is possibly in the best position both financially and structurally I have ever known it, and credit must go to everyone involved at the club, for their hard work and commitment in achieving what seemed like the impossible in the early days.
"Between now and the end of May I will be working with the board on the transition of my responsibilities to others. After that I am pleased to be staying on as a director of the club, committed to seeing Castleford Tigers continue to move forward."
Wells, who made over 250 Super League appearances across his career at Castleford, Wakefield Trinity and London Broncos will take charge of football matters, working alongside head coach Daryl Powell and providing a link with the board of directors, as well as continuing his Sky Sports role.
Wells said in a statement: "This is an improving, progressive club with the potential now to establish itself as one of the top clubs in Super League for years to come. To be asked to help contribute in setting that agenda is both flattering and tremendously exciting.
"It's a really good time to be coming back to the Tigers; great coaching staff, a brilliant and growing fan base, and talented and dedicated players that really do deserve to be competing in and winning the biggest matches in our sport.
"My job is to help provide the environment in which they can do just that."