Sussex CCC have today announced that Chief Executive, Dave Brooks, has decided to step down from his role at the end of 2012, after four years.
Mr Brooks joined the club at the start of 2009, after 20 years in the food industry, as the first Chief Executive responsible for both Sussex County Cricket Club and the Sussex Cricket Board, and he has been part of another successful period in the club’s history.
The club has said that tasked on appointment with ensuring the county remained competitive on the field, delivering the ground development, improving commercial performance, and integrating professional, recreational and community cricket, his tenure has seen significant steps forward for the county as his drive, determination and commitment have helped enable the club to achieve those aims.
Speaking today, Dave Brooks said, “It has been a privilege to be part of cricket in Sussex for the last four years. As a team we can be proud of our achievements over that time, and in particular the most obvious improvement which is the new ground. Every time I walk in the gates I have a sense of pride as I see the new stand before me and I hope that those who follow me will feel the same.
“I believe that now is the time to hand over to allow the next person who has the pleasure of taking on this role time to bed in and take the Club and Cricket Board on to the second phase of re-generation. The opportunity is massive and the foundation strong, making this one of the best roles in the sport.
“I will miss everyone associated with the Club and offer special thanks to my Chairman, the Board, the staff and players, our devoted members and the fantastic sponsors for all their support and I wish everyone the very best of luck for a very exciting future.”
Chairman, Jim May, added, “Dave Brooks has been a transformational Chief Executive. He has combined an astute business focus with an empathy and understanding for cricket at all levels. He master-minded the ground development of The County Ground at Hove into one of the best grounds in the country. Dave has been an outstanding Chief Executive who leaves Sussex with our very best wishes, and, in great shape for his successor.”