Derek Brewer appointed new CEO of MCC
December 16, 2011
Derek Brewer has become the fifteenth Chief Executive of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
The former Nottingamshire CEO will take up the post at Lord’s at the beginning of April.
Brewer succeeds Australian Keth Brashaw who resigned after five years in the role this summer because of family reasons.
This morning the MCC unanimously voted in favour of Brewer after a recruitment process.
The MCC committee had elected a sub group to find a suitable replacement and Brewer was the name presented to the board.
The MCC chairman stated, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Derek Brewer to the post of chief executive of MCC. He was an outstanding candidate in an incredibly strong field, and is the right person to take the club forward.
“Derek will now oversee the finest cricket ground in the world and will have the responsibility to ensure MCC continues to act as a progressive and independent force for the good of cricket everywhere. It’s a wonderful opportunity and a challenge to which the committee is confident he will rise”.
The Aston University graduate and banking veteran (he worked at NatWest for over twenty years, including as Regional Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking in East Midlands) had six years experience as chief executive at Trent Bridge.
During this time, he oversaw the development of a new stand – which is especially relevant in light of the imminent redevelopment of the Home of Cricket – as well as two championship titles.
Brewer added, “I am very excited and honoured to have been selected as the next secretary and CEO of MCC,” Brewer said. “Lord’s is the most iconic Test match venue in the world and I look forward to bringing the experience I have gained in leading the Trent Bridge redevelopment to opportunities which lie ahead at Lord’s.
“I know that I inherit a very strong team and, having worked closely with Keith Bradshaw during his tenure, I would like to pay tribute to his outstanding contribution. I would also like to thank the Nottinghamshire committee, staff and local partners for making the past seven years at Trent Bridge so enjoyable and successful. Trent Bridge, like Lord’s is a special place”.