Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Edinburgh appoint Docherty

Edinburgh Rugby have confirmed that Craig Docherty has been appointed as their new chief executive.

The 48-year-old has fulfilled the role in an interim capacity for the past two months and has agreed to succeed Nic Cartwright on a permanent basis.

Previously Scottish Rugby's commercial manager, he is relishing the challenge of consolidating Edinburgh's position as a leading player in the Magners League and Heineken Cup.

Docherty told www.edinburghrugby.org: "I'm incredibly proud and very excited to be given this opportunity.

"The club have been on an upward curve both on and off the field in the last few years, and I feel I'm well placed to develop and improve upon that trend.

"I know how Edinburgh works in a commercial and a rugby sense, and I'll be tapping into that knowledge and those contacts to make sure we move forward as one.

"We're a rugby city and we're a commercial city: my job is to bring the two strands together."

Gordon McKie, Scottish Rugby's chief executive, welcomed Docherty's appointment, believing him to be the "right man to maintain the growth" of the club.

He said: "I'm delighted to have Craig on board.

"He is well known and well respected in the city's rugby and business spheres, which leaves him perfectly placed to hit the ground running and ensure real progress is made in the club's efforts to keep engaging the people of Edinburgh and giving them a team to be proud of."

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