Durham Cricket Reveal Organisational Changes

By Community | January 27, 2013

Durham have announced today that their management structure ahead of a busy 2013 season that includes the club’s first Ashes Test.

David Harker, who announced last month that he would step down as Durham’s chief executive in May, will now take on the new role of group chief executive, guiding the next steps in the continuing redevelopment of Emirates Durham ICG.

Richard Dowson, previously operations director, becomes the club’s chief operating officer, while Rebecca Graham is promoted to finance director.

Scott Sherrard, a long-time advisor to Durham, takes on the position of commercial director and Rachel Harwood is the club’s new operations and events director.

Durham chairman Clive Leach said: “This is an enviable team to have put together as we embark on this exciting year. I am especially delighted that it is a combination of home-grown talent and wider industry experience and one that will continue to build on the momentum that has taken the club so far in only 21 years.

“Last month we revealed David Harker’s intention to move in time to a non-executive role to permit him time to pursue additional interests. I am delighted however that this new role will permit these to be pursued while continuing to provide the executive leadership for our ambitious plans for growth, supported by a strengthened and focused management team.”