Mark Dodson's time as chief executive of Scottish Rugby has officially ended with the termination of his appointment as a director confirmed this morning (Monday). 

Documents filed at Companies House show Dodson, who was appointed chief executive in 2011, is no longer a director of Scottish Rugby Limited. 

The one-page document shows the termination was effective from April 30, but was only filed at Companies House on Monday morning. 

It was announced in January that Dodson would step down in the summer, a year before his latest contract was due to expire. 

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At the time, he said: “My role won’t change in the slightest between now and the summer when I actually step down.

“I’ve still got lots of things I want to do between now and the summer. 

“Several factors were in play to influence my decision. When we got back from the World Cup, I thought long and hard with the family and we believed it was only right that the next World Cup cycle be given to someone who is actually going to see it through."

However, at a media briefing last month, Scottish Rugby chairman John McGuigan said Dodson, who joined Scottish Rugby from the Guardian Media Group on the eve of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, had already worked his last day. 

He also said the process of appointing Dodson's successor had entered its final stages.

A shortlist of five had been drawn up and McGuigan said he hoped an announcement on the new Scottish Rugby CEO would be made by the end of April or first week in May.