Jason Allen Quits as Waratahs CEO

By Community | September 29, 2014

NSW Waratahs have revealed today that CEO Jason Allen will step down from his position, price following four years at the helm.

One of the longest serving CEOs in NSW Rugby history, Allen instigated a significant change process and now leaves the organisation at the top of its game.  Culminating in the Tahs’ first-ever Super Rugby title, 2014 has seen Waratahs Rugby record revenues and net earnings, with the business enjoying the clear benefits of a strong financial footing and a championship-winning rugby team.

Waratahs Rugby Chairman Roger Davis informed the Board of Allen’s decision, saying, “Jason has done a remarkable job as our CEO and his resignation was accepted with a great deal of regret and disappointment.

“You could ask for no more evidence of the positive results of Jason’s commitment to the organisation over the past four years than the athletic and financial successes, which are the holy grail of all sports administrators, often sought but rarely achieved!”

On his decision, Mr Allen added, “I am very grateful to the Waratahs Board for their invaluable support over the past four years, and to our terrific commercial partners and key stakeholders.

“I’m very proud of the incredible commitment and passion of the on- and off-field staff here at the Waratahs.

“On the back of a record-breaking season, the business has never been in better shape and I feel now is the perfect time to consider my next steps.

“These last four years have seen significant change take place at all levels of the business.  In 2012 we became a vision and values-based organisation, with a clear focus on excellence, accountability and innovation.  As well as being Super Rugby Champions, next season looks set to eclipse 2014 and deliver record membership numbers, with early indications showing a 50% increase in demand and member satisfaction ratings at over 90%.

“As well as an explosion in the team’s social and digital media reach, the Waratahs have also fostered stronger links to the NSW Rugby community, thanks to the strength of the Tahs Together community engagement, launched two years ago.

“I am hugely grateful to the Waratahs Board and senior leadership team for their support and commitment in making all this possible and I wish them and the team the very best of luck for 2015 and beyond.”