Celtic appoints Apple executive Brian Rose to board

Celtic plc announced the appointment of Brian Rose as a new non-executive director with immediate effect.

Celtic said Rose, 52, is currently a Director of Apple Services in London.

“Brian has worked in the entertainment and content industry for over two decades, including roles at market leading music and film companies,” said Celtic.

“During this period, Brian was managing director of commercial from 2003 to 2016 for Universal Music.

“Throughout this time, Brian has been at the forefront of the development of new digital content strategies leading to improved customer experiences and growth for rights holders and creators.”

Celtic chairman Peter Lawwell said: “We are delighted to bring Brian onto Celtic’s Board of Directors and we believe his knowledge and experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to drive the club forward.

Brian has extensive digital and commercial experience within leading organisations and we look forward to drawing on Brian’s talent in these areas to add real benefit to the club and our supporters.”

Rose said: “It is a tremendous honour to join Celtic and I am really looking forward to working with other board members and colleagues to contribute to the continued growth and development of the club which I have such affection for.

We are enjoying a fantastic period of sustained success at the club on and off the pitch and my aim will be to build on this great work, using my experience from different but very complementary industries.

I look forward to playing my part in our future and continuing in our objective of delivering to our supporters, a world leading football club in every aspect.”