Official statement: Tigers appoint new CEO

The Board of Wests Tigers is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Humphreys as the new Chief Executive Officer of Wests Tigers.<br><br>Stephen brings to Wests Tigers a wealth of business, management and leadership experience that includes senior management roles at Qantas and British Airways.<br><br>The son of former rugby league administrator Kevin Humphreys, Stephen played 40 first grade games as a full-back for Balmain Tigers from 1983-87.<br><br>Stephen said he was well aware of the challenges that face professional sports in the current financial environment.<br><br>“Wests Tigers is very well placed to deal with those challenges,’’ Stephen said.<br><br>“The organisation has an extremely strong brand and enjoys great corporate and fan support that spreads across a wide market place.’’<br><br>Stephen will take up his new role in mid-July after completing his current employment commitments in New Zealand.<br><br>Stephen will be attending the Wests Tigers match against Parramatta at Parramatta Stadium this Monday night.