ECB today announced that Gordon Hollins has been appointed to the new position of Chief Operating Officer.
Mr Hollins, who is currently ECB’s Managing Director – Professional Game, will oversee the restructuring of ECB departments responsible for commercial and marketing matters, non-international communications and the First Class and Non-First Class games.
He will also continue to lead ECB’s support of the Transformation Programme for county cricket and be responsible for its relationships with County Boards and The Major Match Group.
The remainder of ECB’s senior leadership team at Lord’s and the Chief Operating Officer will continue to report through Chief Executive David Collier to the Board on all strategic matters.
ECB Chairman Giles Clarke said: “Following the recent announcement about the restructuring of the ICC, our Chief Executive David Collier will need to devote an increasing amount of his time to international matters. He will take the lead role in all ECB’s discussions with ICC relating to the Future Tours Programme, anti-corruption matters and wider commercial issues.
“With David’s workload increased, the creation of this new post is designed to ensure that ECB continues to provide high quality leadership and support for all aspects of our domestic cricket business. Gordon Hollins has an outstanding track record in this area and he will now be responsible for his own dedicated management team serving the wider First Class and Non-First Class games.”
Gordon Hollins biography:
A former Commercial Director of Durham County Cricket club, Gordon Hollins joined ECB in June 2007 and was appointed ECB’s Managing Director – County Business in 2010. He oversaw the delivery of the Morgan Review into all aspects of county cricket by former ECB Chairman David Morgan in 2011. Aged 51, he played club cricket in his native Scotland and represented Scotland ‘B.’