Laurie Dalrymple appointed chief executive of Harlequins

Laurie Dalrymple will join Harlequins after working as head of commercial affairs with Premier League football club Wolves
Laurie Dalrymple will join Harlequins after working as head of commercial affairs with Premier League football club Wolves
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Harlequins have confirmed Laurie Dalrymple as the new chief executive of the Gallagher Premiership club.

Dalrymple will be joining the Quins after working as Managing Director at Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) which he joined in October 2014 and exited from the role in July earlier this year.

He also previously worked as Executive Director at the Ricoh Arena, and International Sales Director at global event producer, EMAP.

The 44-year-old is excited about his new role with Harlequins.

"While I’ve worked in football most recently, rugby has always been my passion. Following an inspiring Rugby World Cup, CVC’s investment into the League and a growing supporter base globally and locally, rugby, and more importantly Harlequins, are well placed to capitalise on these exciting times.

"I’m thrilled to be appointed Chief Executive of Harlequins.

“Harlequins is one of the best known brands in club rugby and I can’t wait to help it realise its potential.”

Meanwhile, Quins chairman David Morgan expressed confidence that Dalrymple's experience will hugely benefit the club going forward.

"Laurie helped transform Wolves from a Championship club to an established member of the Premier League," he added.

"I would again also like to thank David Ellis (Harlequins' outgoing chief executive) for all his dedication, hard work and achievements over the past eight years."

Harlequins are currently positioned 10th in the Gallagher Premiership table with a solitary win from four games.

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