George Peponis to step down as Bulldogs chairman
BULLDOGS chairman George Peponis is to step down from the job at the NRL club at the end of the year, he announced at the annual general meeting today.
Peponis said the time was right for him to step aside, as the Bulldogs board was re-elected unopposed for the first time in six years.
Peponis started with the Bulldogs during the turbulent times back in 2002, and also withstood last year's bitter board elections that saw a rival ticket elected and resulted in chief executive Malcolm Noad quitting last February.
"It was only ever my intention to stay long enough to ensure that we got back on our feet and we are at that point now," said Peponis.
"I have extreme confidence in the direction the Bulldogs are headed and in the personnel we have in charge.
"I will stay on as chairman for the next 12 months; providing us with the stability needed to capitalise on the progress being made in fostering some important changes for the club."