How can I (in effect) have a separate project lead for an issue type?

I am using JIRA version 3.13.4. I know it's really old.

I have a project with a project lead, but I would like one of the project's issue types to have a different project lead. Is there a straightforward way of doing this?

Does it need to be done by creating a separate workflow for that issue type?


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I'm afraid not.  (For what it's worth, it's the same in JIRA 7)
The project lead is the project lead.  There's no concept of "issue type lead".

You could have a look at "component lead" though, that might enable you to do something.  Otherwise, yes, a separate workflow might also do something, but it would be by setting fields on issues, not really a "lead"

If you want a different project lead functionally... by which I mean, assign issues of that type to a different person than the project's default lead, then I'd imagine you could do so in a post-function on the "Create Issue" transition, using some fairly straightforward scripting in Script Runner.

However, if you want a project lead in a way such that "lead" is a formal designation visible in the project then, no, you can not.

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