The ECB have announced Clare Connor and David Mahoney have both been promoted within the body’s executive staff.
Connor has been appointed to the new role of Managing Director, Women’s Cricket while David Mahoney has been named Chief Operating Officer.
The moves each fit the purpose and delivery of the new game-wide strategy for 2020-2024, Inspiring Generations, which has been developed over the last 12 months in a bid to maximise cricket’s reach following the hosting of a Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
On becoming Managing Director, Women’s Cricket, Connor said:
“I am thrilled to be taking up this role at a hugely exciting time for the women’s game.
We have seen real progress in the past few years with the introduction of central contracts for England women, the birth of the Kia Super League and more girls than ever before picking up cricket bats.
This new strategy and the associated levels of investment will help us continue to grow the game for women and girls, thereby giving us the best chance of becoming more relevant to more people.”
David moves from his role as Chief Strategy Officer after overseeing the development of the new strategy. Prior to joining the ECB, David held a number of senior roles at Ofcom, the UK communications regulator.
ECB Chief Operating Officer David Mahoney said:
“Developing the strategy was a collaborative process involving people from across the game. In my new role, I will make sure the new strategy is at the heart of everything we do.
To do that we need to continue to work collaboratively with the cricket network and ensure that ECB and its culture is fit for purpose to deliver the new strategy. We must make sure that we are investing in the right areas if we are to grow our sport.”
Last week the ECB announced that Gordon Hollins will take up the role of Managing Director, County Cricket; Sanjay Patel will focus on the development of the New Competition as its Managing Director and Tony Singh will join ECB in April as Chief Commercial Officer.