Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Arthur, has resigned with immediate effect.
In the interim, the Board has appointed Paul Hudson, Finance Director, as Acting CEO.
The recruitment process for the appointment of a full-time Chief Executive will begin in due course.
Professor The Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chair of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said:
“Today (11 November) the Board at Yorkshire County Cricket Club has accepted the resignation of Mark Arthur as CEO. We thank him for his tenure.
“This is an important moment for the Club which is ready to move forward with new leadership, which will be vital in driving the change we urgently need.
“We know there is still much work to be done and more difficult decisions to be made. We need to rebuild the trust of the fans, the cricketing world and the public”.
Mark Arthur said:
“I’ve had eight fantastic years at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, working alongside an outstanding group of people, and together achieving many highlights, including:
- The financing and construction of the new South Stand
- A new contract giving YCCC a 50% share of catering at Headingley Stadium
- The acquisition of the Carnegie Pavilion
- The amazing progress of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
- The six year south Asian engagement programme
- Introduction of professional women’s cricket to Headingley
- Introduction of first class cricket to York
- Redevelopment of Bradford Park Avenue for the benefit of the community
- A £7m reduction in the Club’s long term debt
- Back to back county championship wins
I would like to thank the Members for their support over this period and wish the Club all the very best in the years to come”.