ECB appoint Baroness Amos as an Independent Non-Executive Director

Baroness Valerie Amos has joined the ECB Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Amos has vast experience in public service, education and charitable roles and has served as Cabinet Minister and High Commissioner to Australia and has spent 5 years at the United Nations as Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. 

In a press release by the ECB, Ian Watmore, ECB Chair, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to appoint to the Board someone with the exceptional experience and wealth of knowledge and expertise that Baroness Amos brings with her.

“She is a true cricket fan who really understands the power of sport for good. She also brings with her important insights and challenge on leadership and inclusion which will help us as we work to ensure cricket is a game for everyone.”

Baroness Amos said: “Cricket has been part of my life since I was a child. It’s something we always enjoyed and shared as a family, so I am really looking forward to being able to contribute to the sport by joining the Board.

“This is a crucial time for sport around the world given the impacts of the pandemic, and I believe cricket has a vital role to play because of its ability to bring people together. It’s fun but it’s also about teamwork and a sense of community. By realising the vision of making cricket a game for everyone we can ensure that more people enjoy the benefits of it.”

Alan Dickinson and Barry O’Brien along with Senior Independent Non-Executive Director Brenda Trenowden have been reappointed for three year terms and Non Executive Director Jim Wood has been reappointed for two additional years after reaching the nine year limit. 


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