Yorkshire have announced that their Chief Executive Stewart Regan has resigned and will take up a new position with the Scottish Football Association as Chief Executive, a job he will begin on 5th October.
Regan has been at Yorkshrie since March 2006, in that time overseeing big chances and developments, including gound redevelopment, additional seating and the design and construction of the new £21 million Carnegie Pavilion in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University and Yorkshire Forward.
Yorkshire are also rightly proud to boast of 11 currently-contracted players who are in England squads from Under-19 to Test level and they sit on top of the LV= County Championship and their group of the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition.
Regan said: “It has been a great honour and privilege to be Chief Executive of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club. I will look back with pride at the progress we have made both on and off the field. In so many ways we have a great organisation with passionate supporters and I sincerely hope we can win some silverware this season to top it off. Whilst we have experienced a difficult few months from a cashflow perspective we have some fantastic financial backers, not least our own Chairman, Colin Graves and the Club will survive and grow again.”
Yorkshire’s Chairman, Colin Graves added: “We will be sorry to see Stewart go but the position he has been offered is a huge opportunity for him and we all fully understand his decision to move on. He has contributed enormously to the development of the Club over the past four years and has delivered everything that we have asked of him. We have made improvements in all areas of our business and have the foundations in place for a very bright future.
"Much has been said of the Club’s cashflow problems following last week’s neutral Test Match between Pakistan and Australia but that is a temporary blip. We will recover and with the support of our partners continue to build for the future. I have told my Board colleagues that I intend to take the role of Executive Chairman for a period of at least six months after Stewart’s departure after which we will then decide on the most appropriate structure to manage the Club going forward.”
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