Gidney given Red Rose role
Daniel Gidney has been appointed Lancashire’s new chief executive following the departure of Jim Cumbes.
Gidney has previously held the same role at the Ricoh Arena, home of Coventry City Football Club, and attracted a series of major events, including the Olympic Games.
Lancashire chairman Michael Cairns said: “We are delighted to appoint Daniel whose experience and track record in overseeing a highly-regarded sporting venue will serve our business well as we embark on a new and exciting era.
“With the next stage of our development due to be completed next year and the much-anticipated return of the Ashes next summer, Daniel is joining Lancashire at a key moment in our history. On behalf of the board, I would like to welcome Daniel to Old Trafford.”
Cairns added: “Jim was a key member of the team throughout what has been a monumental period for the club which saw us ultimately overcome a number of potentially devastating hurdles to be in the position where we are today: having a world-class stadium, club and business that we can all be proud of.
“Everybody connected with Lancashire owes a tremendous amount of gratitude to Jim for his unfaltering service to cricket and the business of cricket over the years and we all wish him well in his retirement.”