The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce six new additions to the Board following its AGM on Saturday at Headingley.
Lucy Amos, Leslie Ferrar, Nolan Hough, Yaseen Mohammed, Kavita Singh and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson were all overwhelmingly elected by Members.
Lucy Amos is an expert in brand positioning and communications, overseeing social media for Disney across 16 EMEA territories and its UK business. Responsibilities also include handling Crisis Communications on social media as well as being the ED&I lead for digital, ensuring that the brand is inclusive internally and externally across its social media and digital communications.
Leslie Ferrar has extensive experience as a non-executive director with particular focus on corporate governance, audit committees and management of risk. Working at KPMG for nearly 30 years after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Ferrar has since worked for The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, managing their finance, human resource, IT and legal functions as well as looking after their corporate initiatives such as Highgrove Enterprises and Dumfries House.
Nolan Hough is a lifelong cricket fan who has held senior commercial roles with brand leaders, including Manchester United and Manchester Airports Group. After growing up in South Africa, Hough has seen how the power of sport can help to provide hope and inspire communities.
Yaseen Mohammed is a member of Yorkshire who has already given so much to the local cricket community, chairing the Board of Park Avenue Bradford and serving as a Trustee for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. Away from cricket, Mohammed has held senior public and private sector roles, now leading a development consultancy business which he established ten years ago.
Kavita Singh is a Yorkshire member and resident of Huddersfield who plays women’s cricket for Blackley CC in Halifax. Away from the cricket field, Singh has been a solicitor for 30 years with significant Board level and leadership experience after graduating with a law degree from Cambridge University. A key focus in Singh’s professional career has been advising organisations on best practices relating to governance.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, DL is one of Britain’s great Paralympic athletes, winning 11 gold, four silver and one bronze Paralympic medals. After retiring from sport, Baroness Grey-Thompson has held various roles in the sport sector and spent 12 years working in politics on a range of issues, including an independent review for government – Duty of Care in Sport. Baroness Grey-Thompson also sits on a number of Boards and charities, using her extensive experience of sports governance, restructuring and building boards, and grant management.
Lord Kamlesh Patel, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Chair said: “An extremely strong field of candidates applied for these six non-executive director positions – we were truly spoilt for choice. These six candidates were recommended to the members for appointment after a rigorous, robust and fair selection process.
“I’m delighted to welcome as colleagues six individuals who bring a wide variety of skills, talent, experiences and knowledge to the governance of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club at a crucial time in the Club’s history. Our collective aim as a Board is to lead transformational change at the Club, and act as a beacon for the game as a whole; so that cricket truly becomes a game for everyone, in twenty-first century Yorkshire and across the country.”
Other votes passed on the day were the re-election of Geoff Cope as Club President and Pauline Beesley onto the Members’ Committee. Outgoing Non-Executive Director Neil Hartley was also recognised by being elected a Vice-President for his considerable contribution to Yorkshire Cricket and Charlotte Evers was presented with the President’s Medal.