Aquis Gold Coast Titans Board member, Paul Donovan, today notified his fellow Board members that he is reluctantly submitting his resignation due to his ever expanding and time consuming business commitments.

Apart from Paul’s devotion to the Titans Board over recent years, his valuable time is also shared with his role as Executive General Manager Business Development and Marketing at Queensland Airports, as well as Chairman of Gold Coast Tourism, a Board member of Tourism and Events Queensland, and as an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University.

Paul is totally and passionately committed to the Titans and will remain involved as a Patron of the club after the Board approved his appointment to the role at its meeting today.

Over the past 3 years on the Titans Board, Paul has overseen a complete transformation of the business. Initially with original Board members Rebecca Frizelle & Darryl Kelly, Paul was heavily involved in the planning and implementation of many of the key initiatives that have resurrected the club both on and off the field. These included a complete restructure of the administration, the development of a five-year strategic plan, ownership transition to the NRL, significant sponsorship and revenue growth, as well as the relocation to the new TFH High Performance Centre at Parkwood Village providing the club with arguably some of the best and most unique facilities in the game for our players, staff, and supporters.

“I’m very sad that my other commitments will no longer allow me to devote the necessary time and energy to the Titans, as I love the Club dearly," Mr Donovan said today.

“It’s been an amazing ride and we’ve all had to do some heavy lifting along the way, but I know I can now step-down with the club in great shape for the future,” Mr Donovan added.

Titans Chair, Rebecca Frizelle, paid tribute to Paul’s contribution in thanking him for his service to the club.

“Paul’s legacy will deliver an extremely positive impact on the future of this club for many years to come and I know we are going to miss his contribution to the Board enormously, but it’s gratifying to know he is going to stay involved as a Patron," Ms Frizelle said today.

“Not only has Paul made an invaluable contribution in helping to stabilize and reshape the club’s future prospects, but he has always remained absolutely committed to the task regardless of the obstacles we have confronted along the way, at times in the face of very challenging circumstances," Ms Frizelle added.

Paul’s resignation is effective immediately and the search for a replacement Board member is already underway with an expected announcement to be made in the not too distant future.