Following the proposed upgrade to the corporate governance of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, profiles of each member of the proposed six man Advisory Board are outlined here: David Griffin, Chris Grant, David Booth, Kevin Dean, Rob Tice and Sir John Gains.
Each elected Supervisory Director will be responsible for bringing independent judgment to bear on issues of strategy and business / cricket performance, thereby helping to ensure that the Supervisory Board maintains responsibility for the effective stewardship of the Club in line with Members’ interests.
The Club’s Chief Executive - Simon Storey, Finance Manager – Peter Rose and Head Coach – Karl Krikken would also sit (but not vote) on the new Supervisory Board. They would continue to be responsible for the day to day running of the Club on and off the field.
Following the first of two Members’ Forums on a proposed upgrade to the corporate governance of the Club, a list of answers to frequently asked questions is outlined here.
Over 50 members attended the forum at the County Ground, Derby, on Monday 25th February which will be replicated in the Pavilion at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, on Monday 4th March at 7pm.
Twelve members of the existing General Committee were present and a number of the questions that were answered are outlined here.
At the conclusion of both forums, there will also be an opportunity for members to ask questions about the proposed changes.
The proposal follows a General Committee Meeting on 28th January, 2013 when the Committee voted in favour of a leaner and more professional body to better represent the Club and its Membership and also to pave the way to secure ECB funding for significant ground development.
The Committee is recommending the Club moves to a model similar to that used by mutual building societies with an elected Supervisory Board of Directors comprising six individuals with the specific skills required to help run the business. These changes would ensure a better-equipped Supervisory Board to run the Club on behalf of the Members.
The latest profit comes despite an unprecedented wet summer which saw key fixtures such as the Friends Life t20 contest against Nottinghamshire Outlaws decimated by rain.
The announcement comes at a pivotal moment in the Club’s 142-year history as Members vote on a new model of governance; an integral strand of the recently announced six point strategy for the sustainability and financial security of the Club.
Chief Executive Simon Storey said: ‘After a very challenging summer for English cricket, in which we were competing with both the weather and sporting spectacles such as the London Olympics and Euro 2012; our financial results for the year are very pleasing indeed.
Derbyshire’s pre-season tour of Barbados will be followed by further friendly matches versus Somerset and Nottinghamshire prior to the start of the 2013 campaign.
After opening their Barbados tour programme with a two day fixture versus Northamptonshire starting Wednesday 13th March, Derbyshire will contest the T20 Barbados Cup during the weekend that follows having been paired with Warwickshire Bears in the opening round of fixtures.
The Caribbean action concludes with a two day fixture versus Yorkshire on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March.
Training day five started with a prehab session that was two men short!
The aptly named "Sri Lanka pants" has claimed a second Derbyshire victim. Johnno seems to have picked up a similar bug to Dino #GoingDownLikeFlies
The Hampshire boys arrived today and along with them, the FIFA 13 banter! The games have kicked off and FIFA 'Don' Redfern seems to be flying the flag high for The Falcons!
Only five times in over 140 years has Derbyshire won a trophy.
There have been times since 1993 – when Derbyshire beat Lancashire at Lord’s to win the Benson and Hedges Cup – when it seemed unlikely that there would ever be another piece of silverware to display at The County Ground.
But during the 2012 season, from the gloom, cold and dampness of early season, through the gloom, cold and dampness of high summer, to the gloom, cold and dampness of the season’s end, Derbyshire’s side played dynamic, positive, courageous and skilful cricket and were deservedly promoted as Champions of the LV= County Championship 2nd division.
As the club photographer for the last 9 seasons, following Derbyshire has been a radical departure from simply watching on the boundary. For 31 seasons I was content to sit on the ring and applaud the good shots, moan at the bad ones and generally enjoy the fellowship of cricket-watching.
Highlights of the ambitious plans include a potential £2.5million development of the County Ground and the formation of a Management Board encompassing the requisite skills to take the Club forward.
Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “The aim of this six-point strategy is to deliver cricketing success supported by long-term business sustainability and financial security. It builds on the nine-point cricket strategy announced by Chairman Chris Grant in July 2011.
“Our primary objective as an off-the-field team is to engage effectively with sponsors, members, supporters, conference customers and the wider community of Derbyshire.
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