Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys has been elected unanimously as chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC).
V'landys, 57, will take up the position from October 30th, 2019, and continue in his role with the NSW racing governing body.
"In the meantime, there is a lot of exciting football to take place as we head into the final series and we look forward to concentrating on that," V'landys said in a statement.
Outgoing chairman Peter Beattie will remain on the ARLC to assist with the transition and pending the appointment of other commissioners.
Beattie confirmed last month he would end his two-year stint and step down as chairman, identifying V'landys as better equipped to fill the role.
V'landys was brought onto the independent commission last year and has long been considered a contender to become chairman of the ARLC after 15 years in charge of Racing NSW.