Nottinghamshire chief executive Derek Brewer has been named the new secretary and chief executive of MCC, replacing Keith Bradshaw who stood down earlier this year.
MCC Chairman, Oliver Stocken said, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Derek Brewer to the post of Chief Executive of MCC.
“He was an outstanding candidate in an incredibly strong field, and is the right person to take the Club forward.”
“Derek will now oversee the finest cricket ground in the world and will have the responsibility to ensure MCC continues to act as a progressive and independent force for the good of cricket everywhere.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity and a challenge to which the Committee is confident he will rise.”
Brewer, an MCC Member since 1976, succeeded David Collier as Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire CCC in 2005. In 2011 he took Nottinghamshire to Abu Dhabi to play MCC in the floodlit Champion County match using the pink ball.
Commenting on his appointment, Derek Brewer said, “I am very excited and honoured to have been selected as the next Chief Executive of MCC.
“Lord’s is the most iconic Test Match Venue in the world and I look forward to bringing the experience I have gained in leading the Trent Bridge redevelopment to opportunities which lie ahead at Lord’s.”
“I know that I inherit a very strong team and, having worked closely with Keith Bradshaw during his tenure, I would like to pay tribute to his outstanding contribution.
“I would also like to thank the Nottinghamshire committee, staff and local partners for making the past seven years at Trent Bridge so enjoyable and successful.
“Trent Bridge, like Lord’s, is a special place.”
As Chief Executive of MCC, Derek Brewer will be tasked with leading the redevelopment of Lord’s, building the Club’s revenues for investment in the game, and growing the Lord’s brand in the UK and abroad.
He will ensure MCC maintains its position as the pre-eminent and most active cricket club in the world, and continues as the Guardian of the Laws and Spirit of Cricket.
It is intended that Brewer will take up his position in early April 2012.