New Podcast: “The game is nothing without both our supporters and players,” Dominic McKay

In this new Scottish Rugby Podcast, host Chris Paterson talks with Chief Operating Officer, Dominic McKay and this will be of great interest to Celtic Supporters as the new Celtic CEO gets ready to start work at Celtic Park in ten days time.

Dominic McKay talks through various positive business updates for Scottish Rugby that have been confirmed. BT has renewed their contract with Scottish Rugby for another three years while McKay has also brought Peter Vardy back on board to become a Principal Partner and new front of shirt sponsor for Scotland men’s team.

The incoming Celtic CEO also looks back on some of his personal highlights working at Scottish Rugby including Melrose Sevens, Glasgow Warriors winning the PRO12 Final and getting through a challenging 2021 Guinness Six Nations with historic wins at Twickenham and Paris.

The pair also look ahead to the future of Scottish Rugby and what is possible with aspects of the business including the return of grassroots rugby, the Women’s national team throughout their Six Nations campaign and the new Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup.

McKay who has been an executive at Scottish Rugby for 13 years leaves with their best wishes to take up the role as Celtic CEO that will be vacated by Peter Lawwell on 30 June. In the meantime McKay will work alongside Lawwell from 19 April to 30 June to ensure a smooth transition and then will take over as Celtic CEO from 1 July.

Listen to the Dominic McKay interview below…

Celtic announced in a club statement on the official website earlier this week that McKay would be starting at the club on 19 April rather than on 1 July as previously announced back in January.

“Further to our announcement on January 29 confirming that Dom McKay will be joining Celtic FC as our new Chief Executive Officer on 1 July, 2021 following the retirement of Peter Lawwell on 30 June, Scottish Rugby have confirmed today that their Chief Operating Officer and the Chairman of the Guinness Pro14, McKay, will be leaving Scottish Rugby on 16 April following a successful handover.

“Peter Lawwell continues in his role as Chief Executive Officer and board member until 30 June. Dom will join the Club from 19 April, working with Peter and the Executive team to ensure a smooth transition, until Dom takes on the role of Chief Executive Officer and board member on 1 July.”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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