Derek Bowden Appointed CEO of Essex Cricket

By Community | February 4, 2013

Essex County Cricket Club have announced Derek Bowden will become their new chief executive, taking up the role early in the 2013 season.

He will succeed David East, who ended 12 years in the post at the end of last year to take the same role at Abu Dhabi Cricket Club and the Emirates Cricket Board.

Bowden has experience in the sporting world, as chief executive of Ipswich Town, and in the business world, having spent over 18 years in various senior management roles at Saatchi & Saatchi.

He told www.essexcricket.org.uk: “I’m really looking forward to joining the team at Essex and working with them to create the success that Essex Cricket deserves.”

Essex chairman Nigel Hilliard said: “Derek has a wealth of experience in the commercial and sporting world, which will be of great benefit to the club at a time when we are embarking on a major redevelopment of The Essex County Ground.

“Once completed the stadium will be a fitting centrepiece to the new City of Chelmsford.”