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In January of this year a number of important changes to the governance structure of Middlesex Cricket were approved by the membership at a Special General Meeting of the Club, including certain changes to the future composition of the Club’s Board of Directors. As a first step towards implementing these changes, the Treasurer and three Directors have recently been elected by individual members and two Directors by Affiliate Member cricket clubs.

The Club is now looking for three Appointed Directors in order to complete the final make-up of the new 12-person Board. The new Board will formally come into being on 19 June this year.

The Role of the Board

The Board is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the Club and of the wider game of cricket in the County of Middlesex. Its key roles are to:

Appointed Directors - Appointment Process and Role Description

The three Appointed Directors will be appointed by the nine already confirmed members of the new Board, following recommendations received from a Nominations Committee (comprising the Chair of the Club, the Treasurer, two of the Elected Directors and a non-voting adviser), who will interview the shortlisted candidates. The names of the three successful applicants will be announced immediately following their appointment and will be subject to formal ratification by the membership at next year’s AGM.

Along with other Board members, Appointed Directors will be expected to attend at least six Board meetings a year. These are normally held in the early evening at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Additional time will be required for preparatory work and likely attendance at sub-committee meetings or other meetings or Club events from time to time.

As with all other Middlesex Cricket non-executive positions, the role of Appointed Director will be an unpaid one, but with any expenses reimbursed. Under the transitional arrangements resulting from the changes to the Club’s governance structure, the Board will, in making the appointments, designate each Appointed Director to a term of office of three, two or one years, to allow for the future staggering of appointments. All three Directors will be eligible for reappointment for full three year terms when their initial respective terms of office expire.

Any person appointed as an Appointed Director must, by the date of their appointment, be an Individual Member of the Club if they are not already.

Person specification

The Club is seeking applicants for the Appointed Director positions who can bring innovative ideas and enthusiasm for its values and aims, and can demonstrate excellent judgement in order to help deliver the Club’s strategic objectives. They will be prepared to assist the Club in a range of ways and will play a key role in its future success.

The successful candidates will have held a position of responsibility in either the private, public or voluntary sectors; clearly, a passion for cricket would be a pre-requisite and a knowledge of Middlesex cricket a distinct advantage.

Following a recent audit of the skills, knowledge and expertise of the nine already confirmed Directors, the Club is looking for candidates with experience and a proven track record of achievement in their current or former careers/activities in one or more of the following areas:

Given the Club’s wider responsibilities for cricket at all levels within the County, the Board has a need for more diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity and background, as well as a broader spread of skills and experience. Indeed, new Club Rule 21.2 specifically provides that in making the appointment of the Appointed Directors the Board “shall be mindful of the demographic diversity of the population of the historic County of Middlesex”.

Consequently, and importantly, the Club would therefore welcome in particular female applicants, those from the BAME community and people with disabilities, as they are currently under- represented within the Club at the highest level. However, it must be stressed that appointments will always be made on merit.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the three Appointed Director positions please send, via email, the following:

Please note that interviews for the shortlisted candidates will take place at the end of the week beginning Monday 27 May and/or in the early part of the week beginning Monday 3 June, either at Lord’s Cricket Ground or at another central London location.

If you have any queries about the appointments process in relation to the Appointed Directors or the actual roles themselves, please contact the Chief Executive by email at [email protected] or by phone on 0207 289 1300.

Full details regarding the process for the appointment of the Appointed Directors and the transitional arrangements referred to above are contained within Rules 21 and 40 respectively in the new Club Rules, which can be viewed on the Middlesex Cricket website on the members’ dashboard.

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