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Lowe stands down as Manly CEO

   [source:] on Thursday 28 Apr 2011 15:36

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Manly Sea Eagles CEO Graham Lowe has stood down from his position because of ongoing health issues.

Lowe informed his staff and Board of his decision today after recent medical checks in Sydney and Auckland indicated he needed a prolonged period away from work and especially the pressure of being in charge of a club in the NRL.

"Being CEO of Manly was a dream job for me but unfortunately I don't have the energy and commitment to do the job to the best of my ability because of my health.

"It is time for me to give myself every opportunity to recover for the sake of my four children and my wife Karen - and to be a little selfish myself.

"This is the second time I have had to stand down from an important position because of health issues at Manly and I am heartbroken about that.

"But at 64 I can't tempt fate anymore and I can't do the job Manly require of me like I am and like I am likely to be for some time. I have been at some wonderful football clubs in my life but the Sea Eagles are special and they will win a premiership under Des Hasler again sometime soon.

"I would have loved to have been a small part of that. But I will cheer for them from Auckland like I have every year since I left my coaching position at the club because of heart problem issues," Mr. Lowe said.

Sea Eagles chairman Scott Penn said the club appreciated the hard work Lowe had put into the organisation since he followed Grant Mayer into the role in November 2009.

"Graham came in during difficult times and helped steady the organisation with his calm approach and excellent knowledge of the game. His linking of the front office with the football operations has been outstanding and we wish him, Karen and their seven year old boys Jack and Sam the very best for the future.

"Graham Lowe has given his all for the Sea Eagles in his second tenure with the club and has impressed everyone with his professionalism and passion towards his position," Mr. Penn said.

Lowe will remain as CEO with the Sea Eagles until June in a limited capacity and will travel to Townsville with the Sea Eagles tomorrow for Saturday's big match against the Cowboys.

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