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by ECB Wednesday 9 May 2018
ECB has announced the composition of a new, fully independent Board of Directors following its Annual General Meeting this afternoon.
The Membership ratified a number of changes, including the appointment of four new non-executive directors - Barry O’Brien, Delia Bushell, Alan Dickinson and Brenda Trenowden – and the addition of Chief Financial Officer Scott Smith to the Board.
The meeting also confirmed the retirements of four Board members; Giles Clarke, Matthew Fleming, Ian Lovett, and Peter Wright.
The new appointments conclude a process of governance reform which was overseen by the Board’s outgoing Deputy Chairman, Ian Lovett, resulting in unanimous approval for wide-ranging changes to ECB’s Articles of Association last December.
In summary, the key changes mean:
With Ian Lovett stepping down from the Board, Alan Dickinson will also replace him as Chairman of the Audit, Governance & Risk Management Committee. Colin Graves will serve as the Board’s representative at the ICC.
Commenting on today’s appointments, ECB Chairman Colin Graves said:
“This is an historic moment for the game. We have fully modernised our governance structures – introducing a fully independent Board for the first time.
“These moves will make for good, well-informed decisions – giving us access to fresh perspectives and insights – and a platform for future growth.
“All four of our new Directors are outstanding individuals with extensive experience, knowledge and skills. I would like to thank Allan Leighton for his contribution to the recruitment process which led to their appointment as well as praising Ian Lovett for the invaluable role he has played in delivering such a thorough and comprehensive review of our governance model.
“As we welcome our new Board members, I must also pay tribute to our outgoing Board directors; Giles Clarke, Matthew Fleming, Ian Lovett, Andrew Nash, Richard Thompson and Peter Wright and thank them each for the way in which they have served the game over many years. “
ECB’s new Board structure:
Membership vote on appointment
Lord Kamlesh Patel
Senior Independent Director
Cricket Non-Executive Director
ECB Chief Executive Officer
Approved by 37 votes to 3
ECB Chief Financial Officer
Notes to editors:
The 41 members of the ECB are the Chairs of the 39 First Class and Non-First Class Counties together with the Chairman of the MCC and the Minor Counties Cricket Association.
Under the new arrangements, the ECB’s new 12-strong Board will comprise three different categories of Director: