Leshia Hawkins appointed to Glamorgan Board

13 Dec 2021 | Cricket

The Club can confirm that Cricket Wales’ Chief Executive Officer, Leshia Hawkins has been appointed as the new Cricket Wales representative on the Glamorgan Board.

Leshia replaces former Cricket Wales Chairman, Rod Jones in the role.

Leshia joined Cricket Wales as CEO in February 2020, and has led on their successful All Stars and Dynamos initiatives and overseen exponential growth in women and girls’ participation in Wales.

Prior to working at Cricket Wales, Leshia was with the England & Wales Cricket Board for seven years, where she held a number of roles in both the Commercial and Participation divisions.

As the ECB’s Business Development Manager, Leshia notably secured Kia’s sponsorship of Women’s cricket and New Balance’s kit partnership for all England teams.

In her grassroots development role, she oversaw the London Region from an operational point of view, working with Surrey, Middlesex, Kent & Essex.

Leshia is also a Non-Executive Director of England Athletics, where she brings commercial, marketing, administration and governance experience to the boardroom.

On joining the Glamorgan Board, Leshia Hawkins, said: “I am both delighted and excited in equal measure to be nominated and accepted as Cricket Wales’ representative on the Glamorgan Board.

“Despite the challenges of the last 18 months, our organisations have enjoyed a fantastic working relationship and shared in each other’s successes.

“I look forward to cementing this further with Glamorgan colleagues and delivering on our joint strategy to grow cricket across our country and make Wales proud.”

Chair, Gareth Williams, said: “I’d like to thank Rod for his service over the past few years.

“His advice and counsel have been vital to the board and we’re very fortunate to now be able to call on Leshia’s expertise.

“Leshia brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge from her work with ECB and Cricket Wales, where she has successfully worked across a number of roles in the game.

"Leshia has a passion for cricket in Wales and with her role as CEO of Cricket Wales and now a Glamorgan board member, will play an integral part in shaping the future of this club.”