Former Derbyshire and Northamptonshire player, Tom Harrison is the new Chief Executive Officer of the ECB.
Harrison was Head of Cricket at IMG where he has overseen worldwide media rights sales for Cricket Australia, the IPL and Cricket South Africa.
Chairman, Giles Clarke commented, “Tom has come through a rigorous recruitment process which included us meeting with candidates in leadership positions from cricket, other sports and from outside of the industry.
"He was the unanimous choice of the interview panel who were impressed with his energy, passion for the game and his positive, bold, creative and ambitious vision for the future of cricket in England and Wales.
"Tom has a proven track record of success in his career to date and a wealth of relevant experience both in the UK and internationally. His knowledge of both the professional and recreational game as a former first class cricketer and as a Premier League club captain of Teddington CC has provided him with great insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the game domestically.
"Finally, it was important to the panel that we chose a leader who would inspire all those connected with the game and in Tom, we believe we have found a leader with the charisma and vision to achieve this.”
Upon his appointment Tom Harrison added, “As a lifelong cricket fan, I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been offered this opportunity to lead the ECB as its new Chief Executive Officer. I am a passionate supporter of the game across all formats, at all levels and I am genuinely excited by the substantial opportunities that the game has moving forward in this country.”
Harrison will commence his role with the ECB in mid-January 2015.