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EDWARD LORD OBE TO STEP DOWN FROM MIDDLESEX BOARD OF DIRECTORS ROLE

EDWARD LORD OBE TO STAND DOWN FROM MIDDLESEX CRICKET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Middlesex Cricket can today announce that Board Director, Edward Lord OBE, will not stand for re-appointment to the Middlesex Board when the position they hold reaches its end in early 2023.

Lord’s initial three-year appointment to the Middlesex Board of Directors was ratified at the Club’s Annual General Meeting in early 2020 and having now served that term, they have elected to not stand for re-appointment on the Board.

In a recent meeting with Middlesex Chair, Mike O’Farrell, Lord explained that an increase in their commitments outside of cricket, which have this week increased even more so with their appointment as the City of London Corporation’s Lead Member for Sport Engagement, now mean that they are unable to commit themselves fully to the Middlesex Director’s role.

Lord will relinquish their current role as Co-Chair of Middlesex Cricket’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Committee immediately, with fellow Co-Chair Ankit Shah taking on the ED&I Chair’s role himself.

The Club will be looking to replace Lord’s position on the Middlesex Board of Directors in the near future, with their replacement’s appointment then due to be ratified at the Club’s AGM in spring next year.

On their decision to step down from the Middlesex Board, Edward Lord OBE commented:

“It has been a pleasure to work with colleagues on the Middlesex Board for the last three and a half years and I am glad to leave on a high as the Club retakes it’s place in division one of the County Championship.

“I am confident that the Club is in a strong position moving forward under the leadership of CEO Andrew Cornish and a talented Board which brings a mixture of professional and cricketing skills.

“I wish the Club well for the future, particularly as it continues to lead the way in improving governance and addressing the equality, diversity, and inclusion challenges within the game.”

Speaking of the role that Edward Lord OBE has played at the Club, Middlesex Chair, Mike O’Farrell, commented:

“On behalf of everyone at Middlesex Cricket, I would like to pass on my most sincere thanks to Edward for everything they have done for the Club over the last three years.

“When Edward joined the Board back in 2020 we were very fortunate to find someone who joined the Club with a vast amount of experience, quality, and a real will to make a difference. Three years on and Edward has made a significant impact in many areas, not least of all the work they have done as Co-Chair of Club’s ED&I Committee. To now be losing someone of Edward’s quality is a real shame, however the Club and I fully understand Edward’s reasons for stepping down and fully support them in their decision.

“We wish them every success for the future in the many roles they play outside of the game."

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