Wests Tigers announce Barry O'Farrell as new chairman

Former NSW premier Barry O'Farrell is the new Wests Tigers board chairman. Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP
Former NSW premier Barry O'Farrell is the new Wests Tigers board chairman. Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP

The Wests Tigers have today appointed former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell as new Tigers' board chairman.

A long-standing Tigers member, O'Farrell will formally step into the role in the coming week with Marina Go departing the club.

O'Farrell is the current Racing Australia chief executive and chairman for the NSW Rugby League Foundation and Diabetes Australia.

He was the 43 NSW premier and minister for Western Sydney from 2011 to 2014.