AN ENGLISHMAN NAMED WICB CEO
Written by IrieJam Radio on January 10, 2017
An Englishman has been appointed the new CEO of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
Yesterday, the WICB announced that from February, Englishman Johnny Graves will replace Jamaican Michael Muirhead – who last October, stepped down from his position as the governing body’s Chief Executive Officer.
Johnny Graves has spent the past 9 years as Commercial Director for the U.K.’s Professional Cricketers’ Association, and held several senior leadership roles at English county side, Surrey.
WICB President Dave Cameron, say appointing Graves was a unanimous decision, because he has a proven track record of success, a huge amount of relevant experience, and will add exceptional value to the organization.
Of his new position, Graves said “I am genuinely excited by the opportunity of improving cricket at all levels within the region and am looking forward to working with the many stakeholders who are committed to the long-term development of West Indies cricket.”
The WICB said the top priorities for the new CEO would be the management and oversight of its US $40 million budget, creating commercial opportunities, increasing focus on player relations, and improving performances on and off the field.
As CEO, Johnny Graves will be based at the WICB headquarters in Antigua.