Sharks Official Statement: Zappia resigns
Mr Tony Zappia has resigned from his position of CEO at the Cronulla Sharks, effective immediately. Mr Zappia made this decision for the benefit of the Cronulla Sharks, its supporters and sponsors.
The Sharks have accepted Mr Zappia’s resignation. In doing so, they recognise and are appreciative of his dedication to and good work for the club during the past two years as its CEO.
In relation to recent media reporting concerning Mr Zappia, the Sharks can confirm they investigated the incident involving Ms Hall independently and concluded that Mr Zappia had engaged in no unlawful conduct.
Both Mr Zappia and the Sharks acknowledge the harm done to both parties by the media reporting of the Ms Hall incident, in particular the reporting of the taped conversation by Channel Seven.
The resignation of Mr Zappia allows someone else to assume the CEO role, with the Sharks Board to determine a replacement at the earliest possible time.
Due to the resignation of Mr Zappia, the Sharks Board will not meet tonight as previously planned and will next convene as per their regular schedule.
There will be no further official comment regarding the matter at this time.