Jason Cubit has left the Jets after three seasons as CEO.
Jason Cubit has left the Jets after three seasons as CEO. Rob Williams

Jets in for CEO after Cubit exit

THE IPSWICH Jets are accepting applications for the position of chief executive officer after incumbent Jason Cubit vacated the role last week.

Cubit joined the Jets in 2016 - taking over from former boss Wayne Wendt - and leaves to take up a role in the education sector.

Through three seasons, Cubit "made a wonderful contribution to our club" said Jets chairman Steve Johnson.

"He came to us from local government and left our club in a better place," Johnson said of Cubit.

"We've had different types of CEOs at our club - some rugby league experts, then Wayne as a business expert, and Jason a communication expert.

"They have all left their mark, and everyone learns something from them - and so has Jason."

Johnson said Cubit's key influence in expanding the club beyond its rugby league bounds had helped ensure the Jets would remain a key figure in the Ipswich community into the future.

"I think the key was some of the innovations we've got under Jason's guidance," the chairman said.

"When the QRL took away our development team (BRL) we had to work out some way for our club to grow and be sustainable.

"We wanted to continue to grow our brand, so we worked hard to get touch football off the ground; helped set up disability rugby league in the state; and have branched into netball."

Cubit's outside the box thinking helped the Jets increase their family from "100 young men" in rugby league, to hundreds across the three sporting codes.

The closing date for submissions 5pm, Friday October 19.

Formal applications can be forwarded to general manager Teresa Cavill-Jones: Email teresa@ipswichjets.com.au or phone 32021887.