David Davies takes over as managing director of Edinburgh Rugby
Former Queens Park Rangers chief executive David Davies has been appointed managing director of Edinburgh Rugby.
Last Updated: 09/04/13 6:01pm
Davies takes over the running of the Murrayfield club from Craig Docherty, who is moving on to a new role as Scottish Rugby's head of retail and product licensing.
Scottish Rugby director of commercial operations, communications and public affairs, Dominic McKay, said: "We're delighted to welcome such an experienced operator as David Davies as the new managing director of Edinburgh Rugby.
"David has a huge amount of knowledge and experience gained from delivering countless world class events in and outside of the sport and has a proven track record of driving up interest and revenues in a very impressive career.
"I'm sure he will make a big impact on Edinburgh Rugby's off-field operation."
Davies said: "I'd like to thank Craig Docherty and his team for all the hard work that pre-dates my appointment, and look forward to working with them in the coming seasons to build on their successes.
"I feel privileged to get this opportunity as there is a huge amount of potential in the club from which a very bright future can be shaped. It's a very exciting time for the club and I'm delighted to be part of it."
Meanwhile, Fijian No 8 Netani Talei has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of his contract in May.
The 30-year-old said: "I'd like to thank the club, the coaches, the players and the fans for making me feel right at home in Edinburgh for a fantastic three years.
"It's that time in the season and I'm at a point in my career when players often look for other opportunities and, while I'll miss a lot of great friends at the club, I'm looking forward to the next change and challenge in my career."