Prif Weithredwr / Chief Executive Officer
Prif Weithredwr / Chief Executive
Leshia joined Cricket Wales as CEO in February 2020.
Prior to this, and following an early career in business, Leshia worked at the England & Wales Cricket Board for 7½ years, in a number of roles in both the Commercial and Participation divisions.
While at the ECB, she was responsible, most notably, for the securing of Kia’s sponsorship of Women’s cricket and New Balance’s kit partnership for all England teams. In her grassroots development role, she oversaw the London Region from an operational point of view, working with Surrey, Middlesex, Kent & Essex.
An alumnus of Durham University, where she read Modern Languages, Leshia has represented numerous club sides at cricket, including British Universities, but none more humbling or special than the MCC, of which she is now a playing member.
Leshia represents Cricket Wales on the Board of Directors of Glamorgan Cricket and also serves as a Non-Executive Director of England Athletics, where she is also their Welfare and Safeguarding Champion. She is an active 'dysgwr Cymraeg' (Welsh language learner) and is a regular, enthusiastic - but, ultimately, quite average! - recreational runner and gym-go-er.
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