The chief executive of Netball New Zealand, Raelene Castle will this afternoon be named as the new CEO of the Canterbury Bulldogs National Rugby League side, according to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
She'll become the first female chief executive of an NRL club for 15 years with the decision believed to have been ratified at the club's board meeting last night.
Castle, whose father Bruce is a former Kiwis captain, has been in charge at Netball New Zealand since 2007.
Netball New Zealand chairman Raewyn Lovatt says it's known for several months Castle wanted to leave.
Lovatt says they've already a couple of possible replacements in mind but will undertake now undertake a recruiting process with an appointment likely to take three months.