Wests Tigers announce new chair

New blood: Brydens Lawyers principal Lee Hagipantelis is the new Wests Tigers chair.
New blood: Brydens Lawyers principal Lee Hagipantelis is the new Wests Tigers chair.

The Wests Tigers have a new chair - Brydens Lawyers principal Lee Hagipantelis.

The long-time club supporter took up the role last Wednesday, following former NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell's decision to vacate the role to pursue other avenues outside of rugby league.

Hagipantelis said he was delighted to take up the role of Wests Tigers chair.

"I'm extremely honoured to have the opportunity to feature as chair of Wests Tigers," he said.

"I am both overwhelmed and humbled by the opportunity to contribute to the club in this way and am extremely excited to step into this role.

"As the principal of Brydens Lawyers, I've had the chance to contribute to Wests Tigers first as a partner and then as a major sponsor, but this is certainly an exciting next step to take.

"Our wonderful members and fans can be assured that I will cherish this opportunity and continue to give Wests Tigers my absolute best to ensure this great club achieves the sustained success that it richly deserves."

The Board welcomed Hagipantelis to the fold and thanked O'Farrell for his service.

"Barry has always displayed strong leadership and guidance in his time with the club and we have no doubt that he is moving on with the club in a stronger position than when he began," they said.

"The Board is now excited to move forward to a new chapter in this club's rich history and continue to succeed on and off the field under the strong leadership of Lee, Justin Pascoe and Michael Maguire."