Kenny Baillie to leave this summer

12th May 2015

London Scottish CEO Kenny Baillie is to leave the Club this summer.

During his two years at the Club, he has steered the Exiles from 8th to 5th to 3rd place in the Greene King IPA Championship, the Club's highest league position in 16 years.

Their recent Championship semi-final matches against Worcester Warriors was the Club's first ever appearance in the Championship play-offs.
On his decision to leave, Kenny said: “London Scottish is an inspirational rugby club and it has been an honour and a privilege to work with Sir David Reid and the London Scottish Board of Directors and to play a small part in the Incredible Journey.
“This has been a very hard decision but I feel the time is right for me to pursue a fresh challenge and I am pleased to have had a number of excellent conversations about my future.
“I would like to say a special thanks to the players and support staff for their hard work and professionalism during my time at the Club and also to the fans, for making match days at the Athletic Ground an extra special experience for everyone involved.
“I wish London Scottish continued success and look forward to supporting the Club from the sidelines next season.”
London Scottish Chairman, Sir David Reid, said of Kenny's departure: “It has been a pleasure working with Kenny and we’re very sorry to lose him.

“He has added huge value to the club while he was here and we wish him well in his future career which I am sure will be successful.
“I am pleased to announce that Rod Lynch will take over in the summer as CEO of LSIL.

“Rod has been a stalwart at the Club for many years and knows the Club inside out and also the relationships with the RFU, the Championship Clubs Committee, the SRU as well as our landlord the Richmond Athletic Association. 

“He is well-qualified to take on his new role and I am sure it will be a seamless succession.”
Rod will remain as President of London Scottish but he will find and nominate a successor as Chairman of the LSFC Executive Committee.
On his appointment as the new London Scottish CEO, Lynch said: “Kenny has given London Scottish an off the field set up to be proud of. 

“I hope in taking up where he has left off I can continue to deliver the sort of performance we have become accustomed to under Kenny's direction.”

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