Former head of Ulster Rugby, Shane Logan appointed new Bryson Group CEO

Former Ulster Rugby head, Shane Logan has been appointed as the new CEO of the Bryson Group
Gareth McKeown

THE former head of Ulster Rugby has been confirmed as the new CEO of the Bryson Group.

Shane Logan, who left his position in August, will replace John McMullan, who has retired after 17 years as the leader of one of the north's largest and oldest social enterprises, which employs over 900 people.

With 22 years of experience at CEO level, including senior roles at Royal National Institute for the Blind, BP and Harland & Wolff, Logan is best known for his eight-year term as chief executive of Ulster Rugby.

During this time he oversaw the £15m redevelopment of Ravenhill, now the Kingspan Stadium as well as a period of strong success on the field, which culminated in the side reaching the 2012 Heineken Cup Final. More recently he was at the helm as players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were tried and acquitted of rape.

Mr Logan described the new role as a "great honour and privilege".

“Bryson is a pioneer of the social enterprise sector in Northern Ireland and is at the forefront of tackling some of the major issues facing society including fuel poverty, unemployment and environmental issues to supporting vulnerable individuals, families and children.

“I very much look forward to using my experience and meeting the challenge of delivering further growth to the Bryson Group, for the betterment of our staff, clients and the wider society we serve.”

Hugh Crossey, chair of the Bryson Group added:

“Shane is a highly motivated professional with extensive experience of leading exceptional change. He is very interested in leadership, building effective teams and getting the best out of people. We look forward to Shane joining the Bryson team, which now delivers 28,000 services each day across Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales.”

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