Celtic plc said on Tuesday that its next CEO Dominic McKay will leave Scottish Rugby earlier than expected on April 16 “following a successful handover” and will work with Peter Lawwell to ensure a smooth transition until McKay takes on the CEO role on July 1.
In a stock exchange statement, Celtic plc said: “Further to the announcement on 29thJanuary 2021 confirming that Dominic McKay will join Celtic FC as its new Chief Executive Officer on 1st July 2021 following the retirement of Peter Lawwell on 30th June 2021 … Scottish Rugby have confirmed today that their Chief Operating Officer and the Chairman of the Guinness Pro14, Dominic McKay will leave Scottish Rugby on the 16th April following a successful handover.
“Peter Lawwell will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer and board member at Celtic until 30th June 2021.
“Dominic McKay will join the club from 19thApril 2021, working with Peter Lawwell and the executive team to ensure a smooth transition, until Dominic McKay takes on the role of Chief Executive Officer and board member on 1st July 2021.”
Scottish Rugby said: “Further to the announcement issued on 29th January, Scottish Rugby can confirm Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Guinness Pro14 Dom McKay will be leaving the organisation on Friday 16 April following a successful handover of his duties and responsibilities.
“Dom leaves to join Celtic FC with everyone at Scottish Rugby’s best wishes for this new exciting chapter in his career.”