Cowboys appoint new CEO

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have appointed Greg Tonner as the club’s new CEO.

“Chairman Laurence Lancini confirmed the former North Queensland local, who has extensive experience in sales and commercial roles nationally and internationally, would be a wonderful asset to the club.

“We conducted an extensive search to find the right person and considered some truly outstanding candidates. We believe Greg, with his professional background and family connection to North Queensland, is the right person for the job.”

“We are delighted he is coming aboard,” Mr Lancini said.

It will be a home-coming for Mr Tonner, who grew up and completed his school and university education in Townsville and whose family has lived in the region for three generations.

Mr Tonner, who currently resides in Sydney, said he’s honoured to be joining the club.

“It’s a privilege to work for the Cowboys. I’m incredibly enthusiastic about strengthening ties to this fantastic club right across the north, and helping the club get to the next level.”

Mr Tonner will take the reins mid-season after seeing out his current employment contract. In the interim, incumbent CEO Peter Jourdain will continue in the role.

For the past seven years Mr Tonner has been involved in the telecommunications and IT industry.