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Search begins for new Ulster Rugby CEO to replace Shane Logan

The search has begun for Ulster Rugby's new Chief Executive.

Shane Logan announced in June that he would step down from the role this month after a turbulent year for the province.

Logan had come under intense scrutiny in recent months from fans and pundits but did not reveal the reason for his departure from the province, admitting only that after eight years the time was right to move on.

Now 4c Executive have now begun the hunt to fins his successor. The executive search firm are looking for a candidate with commercial acumen as well as a passion for the sport across Ulster. As you would expect, a true understanding of rugby is essential, as is previous experience at chief executive or senior management level.

Paul Terrington, Chair of Ulster Rugby Management Committee, said: “There are firm foundations in place at Ulster Rugby and sound structures for both the professional and amateur game. However, there is work to do to make the most of opportunities ahead and the appointment of a new CEO is a key element in future success.

“We are striving for excellence on and off the field and want a charismatic leader who can deliver across rugby in Ulster. The ideal person will have experience in the business of sport, real achievement in leading organisations and proven ability to work across multiple stakeholders.

“We want a CEO who not only has an affinity with rugby in general, but who shares the values and the ambition of Ulster Rugby."

The search consultative at 4c Executive was keen to stress the special nature of the opportunity on offer to succeed Shane Logan.

“Rarely does such a unique opportunity emerge, not just in Northern Ireland, but globally," he said. "We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced individual who can not only lead Ulster Rugby as a commercial and sporting organisation, but who can represent its interests to the wealth of stakeholders who are essential to its success.”

4c is interested in hearing from any suitably qualified individuals. For more information contact Gareth Hanna on +44 2890 434343 or

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