The Lord's Taverners announce new President

Sir Trevor McDonald has been named as the next President of the Lord’s Taverners
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Sir Trevor McDonald has been named as the next President of the Lord’s Taverners, succeeding fellow broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson who has enjoyed a successful three years in the role.

 

Sir Trevor will become the 39th Lord’s Taverners President and he joins a stellar list of sporting and entertainment personalities in the presidential seat who have led the charity in its work to enhance the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people through sport and recreation.

 

On his upcoming role, Sir Trevor McDonald said: “I am immensely proud to be the President of the Lord's Taverners. The charity has a great tradition of its love for cricket and the importance of charitable work connected with this great game. I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of all the great Presidents before me, including Sir Michael Parkinson, who served with such distinction.”

 

Outgoing President Sir Michael Parkinson commented: “The Presidency gave me a chance to appreciate the wonderful work done by our charity particularly among those who need most help; children with special needs and particular requirements. 

 

“I would also like to welcome Sir Trevor McDonald as the next President.  He has a deep love and understanding of cricket and his career as a broadcaster has been a distinguished and fascinating one.  I hope he enjoys the task as much as I have.”

 

Lord’s Taverners Chairman David Collier added: “We are deeply grateful to our outgoing President Sir Michael Parkinson who has been an outstanding President and Ambassador for the charity. The charity could not be more delighted to announce that Sir Trevor McDonald has agreed to become our President.

 

“His presence and experience will be invaluable to the charity as we seek to expand our support of disadvantaged and disabled young people during his Presidency. "