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Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

— 4 July 2022

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is looking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer. This is a critical and exciting time to take up this post. The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of the most successful clubs in the world, but undergoing the most challenging period in its 158-year history. We are looking for an experienced and visionary leader who can provide inspiring leadership during a period of transformational change, who can provide strategic direction for growth as the Club enters its next stage of development.

The Chief Executive Officer is the link between the Board and the YCCC Executive team and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving ambition, as well as shaping and delivering strategy. In addition to the performance of our teams, they will oversee the hosting of domestic, major and international cricket matches and the running of a world-renowned sport and events venue.

We seek an individual who can lead transformational culture change; oversee significant governance reforms; put the Club on a robust financial footing and diversify, and grow, income streams; and set a new bar for the experience of our players, staff, members, customers, sponsors, local community and key stakeholders. To help us achieve our goal to become a beacon for sporting excellence and inclusion, within our local community, the UK and worldwide.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We value diversity and acknowledge the under-representation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector. We welcome applications from women, disabled people and Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; these are currently under-represented.


To apply and for further details, please visit quoting reference 5875. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Grace Fakes on +44 (0)20 7340 6221 or

The deadline for applications is 9am (BST) on Wednesday 27th July 2022.

Candidates will be invited to interviews with Perrett Laver in w/c 8th August – w/c 22nd August. Following this, Perrett Laver will meet with the Selection Committee to agree upon a shortlist of candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to first stage interview with the Board on Friday 16th September and final interview on Wednesday 21st September. Both interviews will be held at Headingley Cricket Ground.

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