Edinburgh appoint Petrie

Date published: July 16 2015

Edinburgh Rugby have announced that former Scotland captain Jonny Petrie will take over as the new managing director.

Petrie retired from playing in 2007 and will begin his new role with immediate effect.

He has previously worked with Scottish Rugby as the Commercial Operations Manager as well as spending time working on projects such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games before joining the Union.

"I am very much looking forward to this new challenge of leading a club with such a strong history and exciting future," Petrie told Scottishrugby.org

"We have a great opportunity to build on the team’s success in reaching the first European Final for a Scottish professional team last season.

"I know there is a real desire to take the club forward and help ensure the players can give the fans plenty to cheer about in the seasons to come and I look forward to meeting many of the supporters in the coming months."

Scottish Rugby’s Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, Dominic McKay added: "We are delighted to appoint someone of Jonny’s experience, both in business and in rugby terms, to this important role within Scottish Rugby.

"Both Edinburgh and Glasgow hit new heights last season and have raised the bar for what the professional teams in Scotland can now achieve.

"With Jonny’s proven leadership skills, management and commercial experience I believe he is ideally placed to help Edinburgh Rugby progress after their success in reaching the European Challenge Cup Final."