Hasler speaks about departing CEO Raelene Castle

Head Coach Des Hasler has responded to the decision made by Raelene Castle that will see her leave the Bulldogs at the end of the 2017 season.

Castle announced on Thursday that she had resigned from her position as Chief Executive and will finish with the Bulldogs at the end of the season.

"It's a bit of a shock, but at the same time Raelene was very unselfish in the way she went about it. It's great that she'll stay on until the end of the season, which won't cause any disruption and we'll continue running as normal,” Hasler said.

Raelene is one of four chief executives on the salary cap advisory committee and despite not knowing what the next move is for Castle, Hasler hopes the club’s first female CEO isn't lost to the game.

"She's very astute and very good at what she does and how she conducts herself and how she conducts her business," Hasler added.

Raelene Castle said “I have loved every moment of my time at the Bulldogs and after four years in the role, the time is now right to look for my next challenge. I wish the Club and the team every success for the future."

“I am pleased that together with the Board we could give the Club leadership continuity and a professional transition to new leadership.” Castle said.