Interim Queensland Rugby Union chief executive David Hanham has been appointed to the position on a fulltime basis.
Hanham had been in the position since the departure of Richard Barker in June.
Barker stepped down due to family reasons just over two years after taking on the role.
Hanham, then chief operating officer, was appointed on an interim basis as QRU chairman Jeff Miller scouted potential replacements overseas.
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But six months on, the board have opted to make Hanham’s appointment permanent.
“David and his executive team have assisted the board to navigate a series of complicated issues over the recent past and we have every confidence in him and the team moving forward,” Miller said.
Hanham said appointing a strong coaching team to support head coach Brad Thorn had been one of the key priorities of his interim work.