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Chairman
Discussion started by Bobstan , 20 December, 2019 14:19
Chairman
Bobstan 20 December, 2019 14:19
Any thoughts on the new appointment?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 26/12/2019 09:58 by Grockle.

Re: Chairman
cricketharris 20 December, 2019 14:25
Well, we members weren’t consulted yet again.

Re: Chairman
Grockle 20 December, 2019 14:27
Not someone I've been aware of so no new info. Here's the CV

Somerset County Cricket Club is delighted to be able to announce that Gordon Baird will be our new Chairman.

Following an intensive and robust interview procedure, the Nominations Committee unanimously concluded that Mr Baird was the stand-out candidate and the person who best suited the requirements of Somerset County Cricket Club.

Gordon lives near Glastonbury and has been a member of Somerset CCC, when work commitments allowed. Gordon’s three sons have all played County Age Group cricket and he currently has a strong link with the Club as his youngest son has progressed through the Player Pathway and is currently part of the Academy.

Gordon has extensive senior executive experience across a range of high-profile companies, with over 20 years operating in the sporting goods market internationally.

He has held leadership positions within a number of high profile customer focused organisations including: Managing Director Adidas Northern Europe, Managing Director Timberland Europe, Chief Executive Americana International Ltd (Bench) and Chief Executive Inov-8.

Now pursuing a non-executive career, Gordon has gained Chair experience with Crew Clothing Company Ltd, Inov-8 Ltd, Upper Street Events and is currently Chair of Zoggs International Ltd, an eco-friendly swimwear brand.

After accepting the role, Mr Baird said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to become Chairman at such an exciting time in the Club’s development. I do however regret that this opportunity has come about because of the sad passing of Charles Clark and add my condolences to those already expressed.

“Last season’s on-field success, particularly winning the Royal London One-Day Cup and coming so close to replicating this in the Championship, provides a fantastic platform to take the Club forward, both on and off the field.

“I look forward to working with the Board, Executive Teams and Members to optimise the Club’s position in a rapidly changing cricket environment and in moving forward our existing strategy, governance and commercial initiatives.”

Chris Bishop, Chair of the Nominations Committee said: “Throughout the interview process Gordon clearly demonstrated his understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing cricket and in particular Somerset CCC. He also highlighted the important role that effective governance will play going forward and the need for leadership in delivering a clear strategic vision.

“He brings a clear brand and commercial focus, is used to working with a diverse range of stakeholders in challenging environments and has a strong clear understanding of the need for sustainable financial performance.”

Richard Brice will continue in the role of Chairman until the Club AGM in January, during which time there will be a period of transition.

Mr Baird will begin his tenure immediately after the SCCC AGM.



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Re: Chairman
mama mia 20 December, 2019 15:01
Why would the Members have a say in who should be Chairman it is a Committee appointment.

Re: Chairman
Grizzers 20 December, 2019 16:32
Looks like a good appointment on the face of it.

But then, so many others - for other roles - have appeared similarly encouraging over recent years, only to disappoint.

Fingers firmly crossed we have it right this time & also for the CEO job to follow.

Grizzers

Re: Chairman
Loyal of Lhasa 21 December, 2019 20:53
It says Sticky Chairman at the head of ths thread and I am hoping that the new man, if he is as good as his record suggests, will stick around for quite a while. And we certainly need a much stickier CEO than the most recent one...



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Chairman
Sloop John B 22 December, 2019 08:36
As long as it is adhereability and not sticky fingers Lol!

Re: Chairman
wsm fan 22 December, 2019 09:13
His son Jamie plays in the 2's.....?

Re: Chairman
Loyal of Lhasa 22 December, 2019 09:53
The notion of "sticky fingers" occurred to me when I made my comment, but I felt it imprudent to mention it at a time when not everything is clear...



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Chairman
Bobstan 22 December, 2019 10:30
The 'sticky fingers' thought came unbidden to what is laughingly known as my mind. However, I dismissed it instantly - of course.

Re: Chairman
Loyal of Lhasa 22 December, 2019 12:05
Bobstan: You and I should stick to sticky toffee pudding; it has served us well over the years.

Re: Chairman
Bobstan 22 December, 2019 17:03
True, LoL. The best STP in the universe is of course only available at Marylebone Road, NW1 5HT

Re: Chairman
Loyal of Lhasa 22 December, 2019 20:13
Don't give away that greatest of secrets or they'll all want some.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Chairman
Tractor 22 December, 2019 22:04
WHHHHERRRRE?

Re: Chairman
cricketharris 23 December, 2019 13:53
As this has developed into a Christmas quiz, my guess is The Royal Academy of Music canteen.

Re: Chairman
Loyal of Lhasa 23 December, 2019 15:12
Now the secret has been revealed, all who know it will have to be eliminated, save, of course, for Bobstand and LoL.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Chairman
Bobstan 23 December, 2019 16:56
When at the RAM please may I Bobsit, LoL?

Re: Chairman
Loyal of Lhasa 23 December, 2019 18:09
You will STAND to eat your pudding.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter


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