Dodson rings the changes for Warriors management

THE Scottish Rugby Union’s new chief executive Mark Dodson has restructured the management team at Glasgow Warriors, ahead of Glasgow chief executive Kenny Baillie stepping down in the next few weeks.

Baillie’s position will not be filled, and instead Dodson has announced that Nathan Bombrys will move from his role as head of commercial at Scottish Rugby to managing director of Glasgow. Bombrys will have responsibility for the pro-team’s budget management, commercial and match-day operations and oversee the move, ahead of next season, to their new permanent home at Scotstoun.

He will be aided by a new business development manager and the club will also benefit from a full-time marketing manager and a new business support manager.

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Dodson said: “This is an exciting time for Scottish Rugby and we want to give the professional teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh every opportunity to compete at the highest reaches of the game. By expanding their resources, both on the field and behind the scenes, we believe we can compete with the biggest names in the sport and bring the success that the supporters are desperate to see.

“There is a real buzz around the Warriors set-up at the moment and it’s a great opportunity for Nathan to be part of that.

“I would personally like to thank Kenny Baillie for his dedication to Glasgow Warriors and wish him all the best for the new start he is planning in London.”

Bombrys’ move to Glasgow will take place in conjunction with a reshuffle of a number of departments within the SRU. Dominic McKay, the director of communications and public affairs, will take on the additional responsibility of the commercial department. The marketing department and ticketing department, previously under the auspices of the financial director and the chief executive respectively, also move under the wing of the communications and public affairs department.

Dodson said: “The changes I’m announcing are a statement of intent about the future of the game in Scotland.

“The first few steps we’ve announced are hopefully just the beginning of what will be an exciting few years for us and all of Scotland’s rugby fans.”