English Cricket Board: Board Director Appointments x 3

The ECB – An Overview

The ECB is the governing body and proud custodian for cricket. Its role is to lead and support the growth of cricket in England and Wales. It is unique among major UK sports in being responsible for the entire game, from grassroots and recreational cricket all the way up to the international arena.

The ECB's aim is to make cricket the Number 1 challenger sport in this country - to dominate the narrative of the summer. It wants to create great national moments that bring people together. To do that, it wants to grow cricket at all levels by making cricket a simple bat and ball game that anyone can play.

The ECB's aim is to make cricket a game for everyone: for cricket to break down barriers and show itself in a new light. It wants cricket to be a game which appeals to everyone and brings people and communities together, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, ability, class, money or physical limitations.

To achieve this the ECB is striving to be innovative and contemporary: both on the field and off it, seeking to innovate and make the game modern and relevant to a changing society.


  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.  
  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.
  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun. 
  • Be The Best In The Game, On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.

The ECB – Governance and Leadership

Responsibility for the day-to-day running of the ECB rests with the executive management team who report directly to the chief executive, Tom Harrison, with each enjoying a high degree of functional delegated authority. The chief executive, in turn, reports to the Chairman of the ECB Board.

Following the AGM on the 9th May 2018, the ECB Board will be comprised of the ECB Chairman, four Independent Directors, five Independent Cricket Directors, the ECB’s CEO and CFO.

Knowledge & Skills

The successful individuals will have outstanding communication skills and experience of contributing at Board level in a similar environment. Experience of working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and a passion for Cricket will be important as the ECB continue to grow and develop the game.

In addition, individuals must have a demonstrable track record of achievement in one or more of the following:

  • Senior level leadership in the Media, Digital, Entertainment or Leisure sectors.
  • Strategic level guidance on Legal matters, Finance advisory and Risk Management.
  • Deep understanding of Domestic First-Class Cricket or Recreational Cricket
  • Innovation in Sports Governance

Terms of Appointment

  • The Board will meet up to six times per year with an overall anticipated time commitment of 10 – 12 days per annum
  • The appointment term will be for an initial three-year period with the opportunity to extend for a further two three-year terms, subject to Board and Member approval

Independence from the ECB

  • To be considered as a Cricket Director an individual must not be an existing officer, employee or representative, or have a material financial connection with, any first-class county club, the MCC, the MCCA or any member of the Recreational Assembly

How to Apply

To apply for the role please submit an overview of your background, highlighting the relevant experience for these appointments. All applications should be received by Friday 16th March at 1800 hours


For an informal discussion please call Jim Chaplin, Alistair Milner, or Ashling O’Connor on

+44 (0) 20 7092 6950

Date published: 07 March 2018
Date updated: 07 March 2018


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