Somerset County Cricket Club appoint new CEO

Somerset County Cricket Club have appointed a new chief executive following the resignation of Lee Cooper earlier this month.

Andrew Cornish will take up the role from 3 April 2018.

In a statement the club said Mr Cornish was a “highly experienced and successful individual” and was most recently CEO of Liverpool Airport Holdings Ltd.

The club said that Mr Cornish shared the side’s “abiding commitment” to bring trophies back to Taunton.

Mr Cooper stood down on 14 March after nine months in the role.

The statement continued: “Andrew’s track record in delivering customer service, developing companies, and together with the delivery of major infrastructure projects make him, in our opinion, ideally suited to take on the challenges facing the club in the years ahead.

“These include establishing floodlights at the Cooper Associates County Ground, delivering World Cup matches in 2019, navigating through the complexities of a new T20 tournament and, most importantly, ensuring that Somerset remain a superbly competitive cricket club.

“Andrew will work brilliantly with our department heads and, importantly, has the personal attributes that will enable him to engage with our superb membership and provide cricket in a ground offering ever-improving facilities.

“Above all he shares our abiding commitment to do all that we can to bring trophies back to Taunton.

“Andrew played cricket to a high standard in his youth, and still to this day plays. He will be in post early next week and we are sure that staff and members alike will make him welcome and provide their full support.”

The club stressed that no further comment will be made at this time.