The Professional Cricketers’ Association can confirm the appointment of Rob Lynch as its Chief Executive.
Lynch, 38, has been in position as the Interim Chief Executive following Tony Irish’s departure earlier in the year and will take up his new role with immediate effect.
As a professional cricketer, Lynch represented New Zealand at U19 level and Auckland before becoming a coach, administrator and registered agent. Most recently, he successfully served Middlesex Cricket as its Chief Operating Officer.
PCA Chairman, Daryl Mitchell, said:
“It is great credit to Rob that he has made such a compelling case for his appointment as our CEO. In the most trying circumstances one could imagine, Rob has shown great leadership and provided much needed stability within the organisation.
“His energetic, innovative approach and the respect he has built up with our members and key stakeholders make him the ideal candidate to steer the PCA through the uncertain times ahead.”
PCA Non-Executive Chairman, Julian Metherell, said:
“Rob has provided outstanding leadership to all aspects of the PCA’s work over the last six months in his role as interim CEO. He brings an in-depth knowledge of the game and strong commercial skills to the role. The PCA Board looks forward to working with him.”
PCA Chief Executive, Rob Lynch, said:
“It is a great honour to have been chosen as the next Chief Executive of the PCA. Cricket may face significant challenges ahead with the COVID-19 crisis but this provides us with a wonderful opportunity to take a creative approach with key stakeholders, re-purposing the organisation and ensuring the health of our sport and members.
“I inherit a very strong team and I would like to pay tribute to their consistent commitment since I joined. I would also like to thank the PCA Board, player reps and staff for their continued support as we drive the organisation forward together.”