Dominic McKay Biography – Dominic McKay Wiki
Dominic McKay is the Chief Operating Officer of Scottish Rugby Union, Chair of the Guinness PRO14, and an Executive Director of the Scottish Rugby Board. On January 29, 2021, Celtic Football Club announced that Dominic McKay will be appointed as chief executive officer on July 1, 2021.
McKay became Chief Operating Officer in 2015 and has been responsible for the management of BT Murrayfield stadium as well as all commercial, marketing, ticketing and communications activity, alongside heading Scottish Rugby’s Threat Management Group in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. He has also overseen the commercial activities of Scotland’s two professional teams, Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby.
McKay joined Scottish Rugby aged 29 in January 2008 as Director of Communications and Public Affairs, before taking on wider group responsibilities from 2011 and joining the Scottish Rugby Board as an Executive Director from 2013.
On January 29, 2021, Scottish Rugby confirmed Chief Operating Officer Dominic McKay will leave the organisation this summer having accepted the role of Chief Executive of Celtic FC.
Dominic McKay said: “I can honestly say I have enjoyed the best 13 years of my life at Scottish Rugby and made life-long friends across the sport and all its numerous Unions, partners, broadcasters and sponsors.
“It has been a huge privilege to work with such a talented and passionate group of people over this time and I’d like to pay special thanks to Mark Dodson for his support, friendship and leadership.
“I am incredibly proud of the progress the organisation has made in recent years and hope I have contributed to the strong foundations now in place, which I believe will serve Scottish Rugby well in the future.
“Joining Celtic FC as Chief Executive is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a new challenge I am very excited about taking on later this year. I have been incredibly impressed with the vision and people within the club and I look forward to working with them.”
Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson said: “Firstly I’d like to congratulate Dom on securing this fantastic opportunity.
“Dom will leave with all our best wishes and he will always be a friend of Scottish Rugby and our sport. I have hugely enjoyed working with him and he has made a significant contribution to the progress we have made as a sport and organisation, including recently helping to bring significant private equity investment into the PRO14.
“While we are sad to see him go in the summer we wish him well at Celtic FC and are delighted he is staying in Scottish sport and look forward to our paths crossing again in the future.
“Scottish Rugby is currently entering into a period of strategic review that will see the organisation plan for its post Covid-19 future and I will reference this work to reflect the needs of the organisation ahead of any recruitment process.”
Scottish Rugby Chairman, John Jeffrey said: “I’d like to congratulate Dom on his new role. He has been instrumental in making Scottish Rugby a more attractive and viable commercial partner for a wide portfolio of sponsors and supporters, which in turn has helped us to increase investment across the game at all levels. Dominic has also worked to develop our positive relationship with the Scottish Government, which has been increasingly important during the pandemic.
“He can be proud of the legacy he will leave behind and we thank him wholeheartedly for his hard work and commitment to driving Scottish Rugby forward during his tenure.”
Dominic McKay Celtic
On January 29, 2021, Celtic Football Club announced that Dominic McKay will be appointed as chief executive officer, with effect from Peter Lawwell’s retirement from the Club, on July 1, 2021.
Dominic McKay said: “It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I look forward to beginning my new role as chief executive officer of Celtic. Celtic is the premier football club in Scotland and one of the most recognisable football brands globally, with our fans and sporting ethos known and respected throughout the world.
“I look forward to working with Peter and the board to ensure a seamless transition. In Peter Lawwell, I can think of no better example to follow. His experience and leadership have been the cornerstones of Celtic’s success, success that I will now look to build on going forward. I thank him and the wider board for their support and encouragement.
“Of course I understand that Celtic is more than just about financial results off the pitch and football results on the pitch. Celtic is built on a charitable ethos that underpins everything that happens at the football club. Developing and nurturing the rich Celtic ethos with all our supporters and stakeholders is a key component of my role going forward. I’m looking forward to supporting and building upon the great work carried out by Celtic FC Foundation to ensure that this remains at the heart of the Celtic way.
“Having spoken with Dermot Desmond, I know I will have a shareholder who cares deeply about the Club and who will take the time to provide advice and the benefit of his experience to help me in my new role. I thank him for his confidence and support as we embark on our journey.
“I relish the opportunity to start working with my new team, the footballing and playing staff and, most importantly, the supporters, and to see what we can achieve together for this great Club, delivering the success that Celtic is built upon.”
Celtic Chairman Ian Bankier said: “The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Dominic McKay, who will take over the role of chief executive officer upon Peter Lawwell’s departure. Dominic is an experienced executive of the highest calibre who has been responsible for delivering impressive commercial and sporting success in his current role with Scottish Rugby and as Chairman of the Guinness Pro14 League.
“He will now bring his breadth of high performance sport experience to drive the Club forward, and our focus will be to support Dominic to ensure a smooth transition. He is a person of the highest integrity, with formidable talents that will be real assets to the Club going forward.
“The directors look forward to working with Dominic towards delivering future success. I know that the board, the staff of the football club and Celtic fans all over the world will be there to support him every step of the way.”
Outgoing Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell commented: “While retiring from Celtic in the summer, I will now look forward to other challenges. Inevitably, the role I have occupied also creates pressures and demands which are not always confined to me alone. So, above all, I thank my wife and family for their support and encouragement at all times. We will all continue to support the Club with the same love and passion we always have.”
Dominic McKay Background
Prior to joining Scottish Rugby, McKay worked primarily in communications, most notably with Pernod Ricard, the parent company to Scotch whisky business Chivas Brother. It was there where he got his biggest career break.
Dominic McKay Age
Dominic McKay was born in 1979.
Dominic McKay Net Worth
Dominic McKay’s net worth is unclear.