The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have appointed Gordon Hollins to a new Chief Operating Officer post, reporting to Chief Executive Officr David Collier.
Hollins, who played for Scotland 'B' during his playing career, has been promoted from his current role of Managing Director - Professional Game and he will oversee the restructuring of ECB departments responsible for commercial and marketing matters, non-international communications and the first-class and non first-class games.
He will still lead ECB's support of the Transformation Programme for county cricket and remain responsible for its relationships with County Boards and The Major Match Group.
Explaining the new role, ECB Chairman Giles Clarke said:
"Following the recent announcement about the restructuring of the ICC, our Chief Executive David Collier will need to devote an increasing amount of his time to international matters.
"He will take the lead role in all ECB’s discussions with ICC relating to the Future Tours Programme, anti-corruption matters and wider commercial issues.
"With David’s workload increased, the creation of this new post is designed to ensure that ECB continues to provide high quality leadership and support for all aspects of our domestic cricket business.
"Gordon Hollins has an outstanding track record in this area and he will now be responsible for his own dedicated management team serving the wider First Class and Non-First Class games."
Hollins joined the ECB in 2007 having served as Commercial Director at Durham CCC previously.
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