The Board is made up of the below Directors:

Tanni, Baroness Grey-Thompson – Chair

An image of Interim Chair Baroness Grey-ThompsoThe Baroness Grey-Thompson grew up in South Wales in a family that cared passionately about sport. In 1988, she competed in her first Paralympic Games, winning a bronze medal in the 400m. She subsequently competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 16 medals for Great Britain (11 gold, four silver and a bronze), and has a further 13 World Championship medals (six gold, five silver and two bronze). She also won the London Marathon six times between 1992 and 2002 and has held over
30 world records.

Following her retirement from athletics in 2007 she has continued to work in various capacities in the sport sector, where she has sat on numerous boards and charities gaining extensive experience in sports governance. Her appointments include the London Marathon Board, Chair of ukactive, Chair of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and an academy member of the Laureus World Sport Academy.

The Baroness Grey-Thompson has spent the last 12 years working in politics on a range of issues as a life peer on the recommendation of the House of Lords Appointments Commission. In 2017, she wrote an independent Government report on Duty of Care in sport which made several recommendations about how to support and protect participants.

She was appointed to the Club’s Board in May 2022 and Co-Chair in January 2023.

Trevor Strain – Vice-Chair

Trevor Strain began his career at Arthur Andersen before moving to Tesco Plc in several roles until his appointment as UK Property Finance Director and subsequently UK Planning and Reporting Finance Director. Trevor joined the Morrisons’ Group in 2009 as Commercial and Operations Finance Director and then as Finance Director Corporate where he took responsibility for Morrisons’ Group’s productivity programmes. Trevor joined the Morrisons’ Group Board as Chief Financial Officer in 2013 and assumed the additional responsibilities of Group Commercial Director in 2018. He was subsequently appointed as Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until 2022. Trevor is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was appointed to the Club’s Board in March 2021. In line with normal governance practice, he will also stand down as Deputy Chair after the AGM to give the new Chair the opportunity to select a deputy.

Kavita Singh

An image of Kavita SinghKavita Singh is a lawyer of thirty years standing having been admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1992. Kavita read Law at the University of Cambridge and subsequently completed further management studies at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and Oxford University’s Said Business School.

Kavita’s legal career started at international law firm Clifford Chance where she worked within the firm’s International Banking and Capital Markets Division. As a specialist finance lawyer, Kavita then served for a number of years as Vice President /Executive Director and Counsel with Goldman Sachs. Following this, Kavita has served as International General Counsel in the energy sector and is now International General Counsel in a US-listed Global Healthcare corporation where she leads legal services across 12 jurisdictions.

Kavita has over a decade of C-Suite experience at International Chief Legal Officer level within multinational listed corporations. She has extensive experience of serving on boards of organisations within the United Kingdom and a number of other international jurisdictions. Kavita regularly advises on best practices relating to governance. She was appointed to the Club’s Board in May 2022.

Kavita is a resident of Huddersfield, a Yorkshire member and plays women’s cricket at Blackley CC in the Halifax Cricket League.

Lucy Amos

An image of Lucy AmosLucy Amos is an expert in managing and communicating brand perception to create a positive impact on the world. One of Lucy’s key areas of expertise is identifying a brand’s core qualities and using its heritage to reposition as a fresh innovative proposition that appeals to all audiences in a highly digitalised world.

Lucy has worked for The Walt Disney Company for twelve years and currently oversees all social media across 22 EMEA territories and the UK business. In this role, she is responsible for running Disney’s flagship brand accounts and Studio titles setting brand and content strategy, managing brand reputation on social media and much more.

Prior to this, Lucy served as head of PR at Turner, overseeing consumer and corporate PR across its UK broadcasting arm. Having publicly handled and advised on a plethora of high-profile, challenging and delicate situations over the last 20 years for a range of organisations and brands, Lucy is an expert at being able to identify and introduce solutions and opportunities that demonstrate real change both internally and externally.

Lucy was appointed to the Club’s Board in May 2022.

Nolan Hough

An image of Nolan HoughBorn in South Africa, Nolan Hough has held senior roles with global brand leaders such as Sennheiser Electronic UK, Manchester Airport Group and Manchester United Football Club. Nolan’s principal expertise has been in digital transformation, having built
an ecommerce business from the ground up at Manchester Airport Group, where as Managing Director, he developed new revenue streams through the sale of technology and commercial services to the United States and Australia.

At Manchester United, Nolan was accountable for the P&L at Old Trafford, where he transformed the ticketing and contact centre platforms whilst increasing revenue and margins for the club. He was appointed to the Club’s Board in May 2022.

Yaseen Mohammed

An image of Yaseen MohammedYaseen Mohammed grew up in Bradford and now sits as the chair of Park Avenue Bradford, a busy community cricket club
that caters for a diverse group of players and teams. Yaseen’s commitment to cricket in Yorkshire is further demonstrated by his time as a trustee of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

Yaseen has held several senior roles in the built environment sector, both public and private. An expert in urban generation, Yaseen has run his development consultancy for the last ten years where he advises across the development cycle, specialising in the interface with the public sector on behalf of his developer clients.

Yaseen is also actively involved in many community initiatives, including playing a key role in setting up the BAME business committee, part of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber, supporting the office of the Lord Mayor in Leeds on its charity committee, and acting as conduit between the BAME business network and various stakeholder organisations across West Yorkshire. He was appointed to the Club’s Board in May 2022.

Leslie Ferrar

An image of Leslie FerrarLeslie Ferrar worked at KPMG for nearly 30 years, running their Employment Tax business for many years, and was part of the Partner Board that ran KPMG’s global tax practice. After KPMG, Leslie spent 7 years managing the corporate services functions for Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Leslie has served in various non-executive roles over the past ten years, including as a member of HMRC’s Audit Committee, a member of the Council for the Economy for the Vatican, a member of the council of Durham University, as a trustee for The Princes Trust, Breast Cancer Now, the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster, and as a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council. Leslie was appointed to the Club’s Board in May 2022.

Richard Levin

An image of Richard LevinRichard Levin has been a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club for 45 years and has served on the Members’ Committee for the last 15 years. In this role he has shaped the future of the Club by representing his fellow members.

Richard has a depth of experience gained over 30 years in the corporate world, including board level positions in several consumer-based businesses including the Daniel Footwear Group, Pure Collection Ltd and XSem Ltd. Richard is currently the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of successful online luxury retail brand Loop Cashmere. He is also a prominent member of the Jewish community in Leeds.

Richard was elected to the Club’s Board as one of two Members’ representatives in November 2022. Members can contact Richard via the below link:

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John Jackson

An image of John JacksonJohn Jackson is a longstanding member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club with extensive experience and involvement in grassroots cricket in the Airedale and Wharfedale League.

Outside cricket, John is a barrister specialising in family law and the deputy head of an awardwinning barristers’ chambers headquartered in Leeds. He is also the chair of the management company Plowden Facilities Ltd, which runs the barristers’ chambers. John is a brave advocate, specialising in representing women in domestic abuse cases, as well as vulnerable clients in care cases.

John has held many posts in local cricket, including deputy chair and junior chair of North Leeds Cricket Club and Child Welfare Officer of the Airedale and Wharfedale Junior Cricket League, and has been a North Leeds Cricket Club committee member for
more than 20 years. John was also recently appointed as a trustee of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and having been appointed to the Club’s Board in November 2022 is the second Members’ representative. Members can contact John via the below link:

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Stephen Vaughan (Chief Executive Officer)

Darren Gough (Managing Director of Cricket)