Middlesex Cricket is today delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Cornish to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Cornish is appointed as CEO with immediate effect, on a fixed-term contract until at least the end of the 2022 season. He took over as Acting CEO in April 2021 when the previous CEO, Richard Goatley, was taken ill. Richard stepped down from his position earlier this month.
A former CEO of Somerset County Cricket Club, Cornish, first joined Middlesex in September 2020, appointed as a Consultant to work with the Club on developing a long-term strategy, then in March 2021 was appointed to the role of Chief of Staff.
He has a strong background in Senior Executive and Directorship positions, having previously held the roles of CEO at Liverpool Airport Holdings Limited, Managing Director at Manchester Airport Group, and Executive Board member at Aer Lingus.
On Friday, the Club announced a restructuring of its cricket department, with Head Coach, Stuart Law, now reporting directly into the CEO, ensuring a more streamlined approval process on all matters relating to the men’s professional side.
Speaking of Cornish’s appointment, Middlesex Chairman, Mike O’Farrell, commented:
“As A Board we are delighted that Andrew has agreed to accept the appointment as CEO.
“In his three months as Acting CEO, he has brought us stability, rigour and process and been very ably supported by all the staff and players.
“Our normal policy at Middlesex Cricket is to conduct external searches when recruiting for our most senior positions, but in the very challenging circumstances we are facing, the Board has decided, by exception, that the immediate offer of a fixed term contract is in the best interests of the Club.”
Cornish himself commented:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time thus far at Middlesex and to be given the opportunity to play a major part in driving this great club forward is a real honour.
“The game is facing many challenges right now, and at Middlesex it’s no different, both on and off the field there is a lot of work to do, however with the support of the Club’s Board, the Senior Management, the players and our excellent and committed staff, I am confident we will succeed - most importantly we must make our members truly proud of their Club both on and off the pitch. I am very much looking forward to what lays ahead.
“My thanks go to Chairman Mike O’Farrell and to the Club’s Board for their support and I am especially looking forward to working closely with Stuart, with an immediate focus on how we turn our on-field fortunes around as quickly as possible.”