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Derek Brewer opens his innings at Lord's

Derek Brewer started his innings at Lord’s today, after he officially took up the position of Chief Executive & Secretary of MCC.

Brewer, an MCC Member since 1976, has spent the last seven years as Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire CCC where, at Trent Bridge, he oversaw the successful development of a new stand, won the County Championship twice, and successfully secured Ashes Test matches in 2013 and 2015.

Brewer has been impressed with the team he inherits at Lord's:

“Since being appointed in December I have been able to spend time at Lord’s, getting to know the staff and the Committee.

"I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve seen so far, and I’m really looking forward to leading such an excellent team.

As Chief Executive & Secretary of MCC, Brewer is now tasked with leading the Club, and ensuring that MCC maintains its position as the pre-eminent and most active cricket club in the world.

Looking ahead

First on Brewer’s agenda will be taking charge of the Ground for the first Test Match of the 2012 summer, when England take on the West Indies at Lord’s, in two weeks’ time.

Speaking about his first day at the Home of Cricket, and looking ahead to the next twelve months, Brewer said:

“We now have some important work to do in developing a masterplan for Lord’s, which will dovetail with our strategic plan.

"There is much to look forward to, and we have a very exciting year ahead of us."

“The sheer range of MCC’s cricket activities, both at home and abroad, is something of which our Members are rightly proud and I want to keep that cricketing soul whilst also running the Club as a successful business.”

Brewer takes over from former Secretary & Chief Executive, Keith Bradshaw, who officially stood down on the 30th September 2011.

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