The NRL's longest serving club administrator, Dragons CEO, Peter Doust will step down and retire from his position at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
Doust who has been running the club since 2000, will stay on to ensure there is a concession plan following his departure.
"I have, and will continue, to thoroughly enjoy my time in the role," Doust said on the club's website.
"I feel very fortunate and privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to be the CEO of the Dragons and to have had a career in rugby league.
"I made the decision over the holiday break, in consultation with my family, and I wanted to give Brian appropriate notice to allow he and the Board, the opportunity to plan for the future.
"Essentially after 25 years in health care and 18 years in rugby league, I am at the stage in my life where I would like the time to pursue other interests. Rugby league by its very nature, never stops.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the role, and am extremely passionate about the Club and remain focused on its objectives before I finish-up. However, I don’t believe that now is the time to reflect on my time at the Dragons."
Doust will still remain on the board of directors at the join venture club.