DAVID Gallop has officially resigned from his post as chief executive of the Australian Rugby League Commission.
The Daily Telegraph understands Gallop addressed all NRL staff at Rugby League Central headquarters in Moore Park at 1pm to inform them of his decision to resign.
Sources suggested last month that Gallop was growing weary of the post after more than a decade at the helm of the NRL. Gallop denied at the time that he was considering stepping down from his post.
Gallop’s resignation comes at a time when the NRL broadcast rights are being negotiated and several months after the ARLC independent commission was formed.
There have been reports of tension between Gallop and ARLC chairman John Grant, however it is not known whether this was the reason behind his decision to resign.
It is not known whether a successor has been appointed.