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Sean Hooper resigns as CCB CEO
It is with regret that the Cornwall Cricket Board ("CCB") has to announce that Chief Executive Officer Sean Hooper has resigned with immediate effect.
In his 18 months in the post, Sean has overseen and actively participated in major changes to the way that Cornish cricket is run and initiatives which will see the sport in the Duchy best positioned for the future. These include:
- A major overhaul of all aspects of the CCB's accounts and budgeting. This has put us in a far stronger financial position and ensures that our procedures and policies meet legal requirements.
- The creation of a programme of fundraising initiatives. Most notable of these were the Localgiving initiative which raised some £17k for Clubs in the Duchy and the current Crowdfunder project which as to date raised £20k.
- A complete realignment of the structure of youth cricket which will create a cohesive pathway from the school playground to the Adult county team.
- A proactive programme to reverse the decline in adult participation cricket. The first wave of changes is being debated at the CCL tier meetings which are currently in progress.
- The transformation of the CCB's governance to what the ECB has described as "best practice". This has included the election of Independent Directors and an Independent Chair.
The Board also acknowledges and thanks Sean for all the coaching work which he has done and indeed continues to do for players in the Duchy.
In stepping down Sean commented: "Creating a high quality environment based on mutual trust and respect where improvement is the aim is what I do as a coach.
I believe that I've achieved that for the cricket family in my role as CEO of the Cornwall Cricket Board and am proud and honoured to have had the chance to impact on Cornish cricket in this way.
My tenure as CEO was always going to be a short one, as I set out before accepting the role, and it is now the time to move on and to continue contributing to cricket in the Duchy in other ways."
Chair, Anita George MBE, commented: "It is with great regret that I received Sean’s resignation. I would like to express the Board’s and my personal thanks for all his fantastic efforts over the last eighteen months."
Simon Menneer, the Director of Development, has been appointed as Acting CEO until a process is put in place for a permanent appointment.
All enquiries to Anita George MBE firstname.lastname@example.org