Chief Executive Officer
Tom joined ECB as CEO in January 2015 and brings a lifelong passion for cricket to the role, together with over 20 years of sports business experience across the world. Passionate about the role sport can play to inspire current and future generations, Tom led the formation of ‘Inspiring Generations’, the game’s strategy for 2020-24, which sets out a bold plan for growth across the country into younger and more diverse audiences by increasing participation. He is a values-led leader, who strives to grow the game through setting ambitious goals and empowering his staff to reach their full potential. Before joining the ECB, Tom was Senior Vice President at sports marketing giant, IMG, where he ran the UK’s media business. Prior to that Tom was IMG’s lead in Singapore, with overall responsibility for South and South East Asia. He also spent four years with pan-Asian broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports. Born in England, Tom was brought up in South Africa, returning to the UK aged 14. He is a former First Class cricketer having played for both Northamptonshire and Derbyshire. Away from sport, Tom is on the Board of Patrons for the National Citizen Service (NCS), a national social development programme committed to building stronger local communities for young people. Tom is also a Board Member of ‘Sports United Against Dementia’ (SUAD), which is connected to the Alzheimer’s Society.