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Hollins assumes county role

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David Collier

David Collier paid tribute to Gordon Hollins' achievements in his previous post on the day his "enhanced role" was confirmed

The ECB today announced that Gordon Hollins will be appointed, with immediate effect, to the role of managing director - county business.

Gordon has rich cricket business history, joining the ECB in June 2007 as head of venue partnerships from Durham County Cricket Club, where he held the position of commercial director.

This role will report directly to ECB chief executive David Collier and Hollins will be a member of the ECB leadership team.

In his role as head of venue partnerships Hollins’ responsibilities have included providing the Major Match Group with executive support to allow them to deliver board policy in relation to the award of major matches and co-ordinated the needs of ECB departments and venues when delivering major matches.

He is also responsible for leading the £2.7 million investment made by the ECB to support the venues in meeting, model and materially compliant status, with ECB’s facilities guidelines in 2011.

Collier commented: “Gordon has earned the respect of all stakeholders since his appointment as head of venue partnerships. He has been central to the co-ordination of major matches and the investment made in spectator facilities.

“It is critically important that cricket builds upon the work commenced in our strategic plans, in building strong and open partnerships with our stakeholders.

“Gordon’s enhanced role will encompass direct communication with all first-class counties, assisting and enhancing county business plans, facilities for members and supporters and also ensuring benefit from the performance-related pay model. Gordon's appointment was warmly endorsed at the ECB board meeting last week.”