AGM 2021 - Welcoming Our New Chair and Directors

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The Board of Cricket Wales would like to thank the membership for their participation and engagement in our 2021 AGM process. 

94% of all eligible votes were received from full members and, further to independent verification and confirmation the AGM, Cricket Wales are delighted to confirm the unanimous ratification of the appointment of Jennifer Owen Adams as our first Independent Chair.

Jennifer was recommended to the membership by the Cricket Wales Nominations Committee following a widely-advertised, open recruitment process, involving independent representation on the interview panel and support from an external HR professional.

Jennifer is appointed for a 3-year term, with the option to re-apply, through a further competitive process, for a 2nd term in 2024.

We are also delighted to confirm the re-appointment of Sue Phelps MBE and Tony Moss, as Independent Director and Recreational Game Director respectively, and we welcome Gareth Rees as our new Glamorgan Cricket representative.

Our newest Recreational Game Director is Dr Tim Masters. He will be joined by additional Independent Director appointees, Dr Samara Afzal and Gethin Jenkins.

All appointed Directors are scheduled to serve an initial 3-year term and can be considered for re-appointment, through a subsequent open recruitment process, for up to 3 such consecutive terms.

Minutes can be found here. A copy of the CEO's report is available here.  

 

Background 

Both of our major funders mandate compliance with certain standards and governance goals, which we will always seek not only to achieve, but also to exceed.

Cricket Wales gained support from the membership at the EGM in May 2021 to amend its Articles and Board composition, achieving parity of Recreational Director representation and Independents, in line with both Sport Wales’ Governance & Leadership Framework and the England & Wales Cricket Board’s County Governance Framework.

In addition to these expectations, we will also continue to pursue our own diversity targets; our ambition being that our Board is both high performing and highly-skilled, and as reflective as possible of the communities and clubs we already serve, and those communities and groups who we wish to ensure feel welcome in our sport.

Our Board, we believe, continues both to be representative of core cricket participation across the country, able to offer critical, high-level support and scrutiny to the Executive, but also draws on some of the best business people possible, who bring valuable experience from a range of industries, and diverse personal backgrounds.

Over and above compliance with set governance standards, we believe this mix will ensure that we remain a respected business, and can continue to grow and sustain our sport efficiently and in line with our joint strategy with Glamorgan Cricket.

 

The Board and Executive would like to thank the Welsh Cricket Family again for their support in 2021 and we look forward to continuing to work with you through the winter, in readiness for another record-breaking year in Welsh Cricket in 2022.

 

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