The Queensland Rugby League (QRL) has today announced the appointment of Ben Ikin as an Independent Director.

Ikin replaces former Queensland treasurer and deputy premier Terry Mackenroth, who served on the QRL Board for 11 years.

Among his many achievements, Mackenroth was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian Rugby League Commission in 2012.

A Fox Sports presenter, Ikin is one of the most respected voices in the game.

He played 150 NRL matches for three clubs and represented the Maroons and Kangaroos in a professional career that spanned 10 seasons.