CEO Richard Andersen leaving Northlands

Richard Andersen, the CEO and president of Northlands, is stepping dow
Richard Andersen joined Northlands in August 2010. (CBC)

Richard Andersen, the CEO and president of Northlands, is stepping down.

“I feel the timing is right for me to now move on to a new opportunity. I want to underscore how proud I am to have been part of this great organization and to  also have benefited from building so many wonderful friendships within the community,” Andersen said in a news release Monday.

“During my time here and through our team’s collective efforts, I believe we have well-positioned Northlands for the future and I am confident the leadership team will make this time of transition a seamless one for all parties.”

The former manager of PETCO Park in San Diego and executive vice-president of the San Diego Padres, Andersen came to Northlands in Aug. 2010.

Andersen led Northland’s efforts to run the new arena in downtown Edmonton, a role the non-profit plays now at Rexall Place.

However, Northlands will play no role in the operation of the new arena, which will be called Rogers Place.