Grant set to stand for ECB election
CHRIS Grant will step down as Derbyshire chairman at the end of next month and will now stand for election to the ECB.
Grant, who was elected to the Derbyshire committee in August 2010 and became chairman the following March, will have served six years as chairman by the time he leaves the role on March 29.
Legal director, Rob Tice, and business development director, David Booth, have also decided to step down from their respective Supervisory Board roles at the same time.
Grant said: “Serving as chairman of Derbyshire for the last six years has been a huge honour. However, I have signalled my intention to stand for election to the ECB and I believe that by stepping down from my county role, I will be better equipped, if elected, to discharge the duties of a director of the ECB without conflict.
“I am immensely proud of what we have achieved at Derbyshire over the last six years. Having rescued the club from the brink of financial ruin back in 2010, we are set to announce a sixth successive year of surplus next month.
“On the field, we secured our first piece of silverware in nearly 20 years, and only the club’s fifth ever trophy, when we won the County Championship Division Two title in 2012.
“It is also no exaggeration to say that The 3aaa County Ground is unrecognisable from what it used to be as a result of a £4million ground development programme, which will see the club host the opening fixture of this year’s Women’s World Cup and Sir Elton John in concert.
“The on-field reorganisation and recruitment this winter under Kim Barnett’s guidance should also ensure a far more competitive season on the pitch in 2017 and beyond.”
Moving on: Chris Grant