Leinster CEO Mick Dawson is to step down at the end of the season.
He was appointed Chief Executive in 2001 and lead the province through a golden period where they won four Champions Cups and eight league titles.
The IRFU have appointed recruitment consultancy firm Korn Ferry to assist them with the process of appointing Dawson's successor.
📢 | After over 20 years with the province, #LeinsterRugby can confirm that CEO Mick Dawson has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the season. 🔵
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— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) March 7, 2022
Commenting on his decision, Dawson said, "It’s been a difficult decision but after 20-plus years I think the time is right."
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, and I’d like to thank all the great people I’ve worked with over the years. Volunteers, administrators, staff, coaches and players."
“I’m optimistic that Leinster can continue to grow and thrive both on and off the pitch in the coming years and I’ll enjoy watching and supporting from the side lines.”