Glamorgan County Cricket Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Cherry as its new Chief Executive Officer.
The 43-year-old, who made 65 appearances for Glamorgan, has been the Club’s Head of Operations since 2012 and is currently Interim CEO following a 9-month period as Acting CEO during 2022. Cherry replaces Hugh Morris, who retired at the end of 2023, and takes up the role with immediate effect.
Cherry helped to oversee the development of Sophia Gardens to become an International Venue in 2008 and has been responsible for the operational delivery of some of cricket’s biggest events in Cardiff, including two Ashes Test matches and several matches in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, alongside Glamorgan and The Hundred fixtures and major conferences and concerts.
Mark Rhydderch-Roberts, Glamorgan Chair said: "Dan has been a vital part of Glamorgan County Cricket Club for over 20 years as a player and administrator. He has the unanimous backing of the Board, and his skills and ability are recognised and respected by our Members, sponsors, partners and stakeholders, together with our players, coaches and staff.
“Following Hugh Morris' decision to retire, the Board considered the appointment of a new CEO very carefully. Our normal policy at Glamorgan County Cricket Club is to conduct external searches when recruiting. However, it was recognised that Dan is an exceptional candidate, and it was decided not to look externally.
“During his period as Acting CEO, he has brought the Club experience and stability at a time of significant operational and cultural change. Generational change is possible in cricket over the next year or so if the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), on behalf of the First Class Counties, decides to welcome international investment into the game through The Hundred tournament. With Dan’s excellent relationship with the ECB, and Sophia Gardens a Hundred host venue and franchise holder through Welsh Fire, Glamorgan Cricket is well placed to benefit from this development.
“In this rapidly evolving environment, it is essential that our Senior Management Team, our CEO and our Board have the necessary skills and abilities to meet these challenges and optimise outcomes for Glamorgan on and off the field and I am highly confident that we are well placed to do that.
“Dan's appointment, and the recent appointment of Grant Bradburn as our new Head Coach, underpin a confident and outwardly facing Glamorgan that is focused on success both on and off the field."
Dan Cherry said: “It is a huge honour to have been asked to lead Glamorgan County Cricket Club. Glamorgan is in my heart and has been a huge part of my life for over 20 years, and I am confident that with an excellent team around me, we can realise the potential of this great Club.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity and look forward to working with our Board, our Members and all of our stakeholders as we look to take the club forward in what is an exciting time for cricket.”