The Board of Super League (Europe) have voted to elect Huddersfield Giants chairman Ken Davy as the Interim Chairman.
Davy is the longest serving Super League Chairman, having been in position at the Giants since January 1996.
However, he will temporarily step down from his role at Huddersfield to fulfil this position.
He said: “I am looking forward to working with the Super League executive, the Super League clubs, and the RFL, to create a lasting framework which will enable us to unleash the energy and excitement of Super League, as well as the whole sport of Rugby League.
“We have tremendous relationships with our broadcast partners, Sky Sports and BBC Sport, our commercial partners, including title partner Betfred, and of course all the fans across the game.
“This Autumn this country has the exciting prospect of hosting the Rugby League World Cup, which creates a great opportunity to share Rugby League with a wider audience.”
“By working together, I believe we can create opportunities to grow the game and our support for the benefit of all concerned.”