MCC Chief Executive Resigns Due to Family Reasons

August 25, 2011

Keith Bradshaw has resigned his post as the secretary and chief executive of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with immediate effect due to family reasons.

Bradshaw is the fourteenth MCC secretary & chief executive the first to originate from Australia and has been in post since October 2006.

Keith Bradshaw will hand over his duties during October and will continue to be available in an advisory capacity until the end of the year. Colin Maynard, symptoms the current Deputy Secretary, sale will serve as Acting Secretary & Chief Executive.

The MCC Committee will now look to appoint an international executive search firm to find Keith Bradshaw’s successor.

A small group of Committee members will co-ordinate this process.  Led by Oliver Stocken (MCC Chairman), therapy the group will also include Christopher Martin-Jenkins (President), Justin Dowley (Treasurer), Phillip Hodson (President Designate), Anthony Wreford (Trustee) and Mike Griffith (Chairman of Cricket).

The President of MCC, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, said: ‘It is with considerable regret that the MCC Committee has accepted the resignation of Keith Bradshaw.

“From his first day as Secretary & Chief Executive, Keith has been a breath of fresh air at Lord’s and he has made an outstanding contribution towards the high standing and role of the Club both domestically and internationally. His open and positive attitude has been infectious to all those around him and he can be very proud of his numerous achievements at MCC.  During his time here, Lord’s has come to be seen not just as the home of cricket but as a welcoming place to all who love the game.”

Bradshaw added: “Following the recent loss of my mother, I am returning to Australia for family reasons.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club working with the Committee, Members, staff and the many cricket bodies around the world.  My five years at Lord’s have been very special and I will leave with many treasured memories; it has been a great honour and privilege to serve the Club.”