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MCC Committee

Find out more about the MCC Committee, the MCC World Cricket Committee and the MCC Secretariat.

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The MCC Committee is the Club's main committee.
Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

President
Elected to MCC membership 2011

Stephen Fry is an actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter and film director. He is an advocate for mental health and has been President of Mind, the mental health charity, for over a decade. A lifelong cricket supporter, he is a patron of the MCC Foundation. He delivered the MCC Cowdrey Lecture in 2021 and provided the narration to a series of videos to help explain aspects of the Laws of Cricket for use on the Club’s e-learning platforms.

Nominated by Clare Connor at the Club’s AGM on 4 May 2022, Stephen began his one-year term as President of MCC on 1 October 2022.

Bruce Carnegie-Brown

Bruce Carnegie-Brown

Club Chair
Elected to MCC membership 1997

Bruce Carnegie-Brown is Chairman of Lloyd’s of London and Vice Chairman of Banco Santander SA. He has spent his 40-year career in the banking, insurance and asset management industries. He has been a trustee of Historic Royal Palaces (2014-2019) and Shakespeare’s Globe (2007-2016), and President of the Chartered Management Institute (2018-2021).

Bruce was appointed as MCC Club Chair in 2021, having previously served on the Finance committee since 2019.

Tony Elgood

Tony Elgood

Treasurer and Chair of Finance
Elected to MCC membership 1972

Tony Elgood is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (1988-2009), specialising in taxation and international business development. From 2010-16 he was treasurer of Gloucestershire CCC, where he chaired the finance committee and was a member of the county’s ground development and cricket committees. He chaired the first-class counties treasurers’ group from 2013-15. He has also held senior positions at the Avon Wildlife Trust (treasurer 2009-14) and Mendip DFAS (chairman 2013-16).

Tony was appointed as the Club’s Treasurer in 2017 and chairs its Finance committee, which he joined in 2016 (taking up a position on the Membership and General Purposes committee the same year).

Guy Lavender

Guy Lavender

Chief Executive and Secretary

Guy Lavender was appointed as the Chief Executive & Secretary of MCC in 2017.

Guy was commissioned into the British Army in 1988 and completed an 18-year career in the Parachute Regiment, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2006.  On leaving the Armed Forces he was appointed as the London 2012 Director for the South West of England with responsibilities for the sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland.

Following this, Guy was the Managing Director of Wave Hub, a £42m renewable energy project in Cornwall before returning to sport in his capacity as the Chief Executive of Somerset County Cricket Club, where he enjoyed a six-year tenure. 

Following changes to MCC’s governance structure, Guy became a member of the MCC Committee in 2021.

Claire Taylor, M.B.E.

Claire Taylor, M.B.E.

Chair of Cricket
Elected to MCC membership 2003

Claire Taylor is a management consultant. In her career as an international cricketer, she achieved 168 England caps and was one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year in 2009 (the first woman to be so named).

Claire was appointed as Chair of Cricket in 2019, having previously sat on the Cricket committee as Chair of the Women’s Cricket sub-committee from 2012-18. She also served for one year on the MCC Committee in 2018.

Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston

Chair of Estates
Elected to MCC membership 1997

Jim Johnston is a chartered surveyor. He spent much of his 35-year career in the development, management and ownership of large-scale, mixed-use business parks throughout the UK. He is currently a consultant and independent investment committee member to real estate and other businesses.

Jim was appointed as Chair of Estates in 2019, having been a member of the Estates committee since 2016. He was also Chair of the Project Steering Group which oversaw the successful construction of the Compton and Edrich stands.

Jonathan Orders

Jonathan Orders

Chair of Heritage & Collections
Elected to MCC membership 1976

Jonathan Orders is a consultant to The Fine Art Group, chairman of Oxford University Cricket Club and has enjoyed a 30-year career in finance.

Jonathan was appointed as the Club’s Chair of Heritage & Collections in 2019, having joined the committee, then known as Arts & Library, in 2015. He also served for two years on the MCC Committee from 2017-19.

Vicky Griffiths

Vicky Griffiths

Chair of Membership and General Purposes
Elected to MCC membership 2002

Vicky Griffiths is a partner in an executive search firm and has had a successful business career as a strategy consultant and in financial services. She has wide-ranging non-executive experience both in the not-for-profit sector, including for the British Olympic Foundation, as well as in education and financial services. She is an accomplished cricketer (including for MCC) and a former international hockey player. 

Vicky was appointed Chair of Membership and General Purposes in 2022, having previously served on the MCC Committee from 2013-16 and from 2019-2022, as well as on the Finance committee from 2010-22.

Arfan Akram

Arfan Akram

Appointed member
Elected to MCC membership 2008

Arfan Akram began his cricketing association with the Club as a 13-year-old, winning the MCC under-13s winter player of the year. He is currently East London Operations Manager at Essex CCC and previously worked at ECB, ICC and MCC. He is on the MCC’s Elite Players List, has been on three overseas tours (one as captain) and has played over 100 games for the Club. He has also been a volunteer head coach of an MCC Schools team. 

Arfan was appointed to the MCC Committee in 2022 having served on the Players & Fixtures sub-committee from 2013-16.

Cora McCallum

Cora McCallum

Appointed member
Elected to MCC membership 2016

Cora McCallum is currently Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at a major healthcare company, having spent over 20 years in the City as an Equity Research analyst. As well as playing cricket for MCC, she enjoys participating in a variety of sports and has completed three London Marathons and two London Triathlons.

Cora was appointed to the MCC Committee in 2022, having served on the Finance committee since 2020 and the Membership and General Purposes committee from 2017-20.

Michael McLintock

Michael McLintock

Appointed member
Elected to MCC membership 1983

Michael McLintock is chair of both Associated British Foods plc and Grosvenor Group and is a trustee of the Grosvenor Estate. He is also chair of The Investor Forum and a member of the Takeover Appeal Board. He had a long and successful career in the City, spending 19 years as CEO of M&G and 16 years as a board member of Prudential plc.

Michael was appointed to the MCC Committee in 2022, having served on the Finance committee from 2005-18 and the Development committee from 2009-11.

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara

World Cricket committee representative
Elected to MCC membership 2012

Kumar Sangakkara is a cricket coach, commentator and businessman. He is the current Director of Cricket of the Rajasthan Royals and the Head Coach of their IPL team. In his career as an international cricketer, he played 134 Tests, 404 ODIs and 56 T20Is for Sri Lanka, captaining his country 81 times. In 2012, he was named ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as receiving the double-accolade of being named one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year and their Leading Cricketer of the Year (receiving the latter award again in 2015).

Kumar was appointed to represent the World Cricket committee on the MCC Committee in 2022. He was President from 2019-21 and has served on the World Cricket committee since 2012.

Mike Gatting O.B.E. (Elected to MCC membership 1983) chairs the World Cricket committee, having been appointed to the role in 2017. The World Cricket committee is represented on the MCC Committee by Kumar Sangakkara.

Trustees

Robert Leigh

Trustee
Elected to MCC membership 1964

Robert Leigh was appointed as a Trustee in 2017.  He served on the Finance committee from 1969-86 and from 1997-2017, chairing it during his five years as Treasurer, from 2012-17. He served on the Club Facilities sub-committee from 1967-85 and on the Membership and General Purposes committee in 2011-12.

Matthew Fleming

Trustee
Elected to MCC membership 2004

Matthew Fleming was appointed as a Trustee in 2019. He served on the MCC Committee from 2005-08 and from 2009-12. He served on the Cricket committee from 2006-19, chairing it between 2013 and 2019. He was President in 2016-17.

John Varley

Trustee
Elected to MCC membership 2011

John Varley was appointed as a Trustee in 2021. He served on the Finance committee from 2011-21. He was Group Chief Executive of Barclays Bank between 2004 and 2010. Since then, he has served as a non-executive director on the boards of AstraZeneca, Rio Tinto and BlackRock. He was chairman of Marie Curie Cancer Care, a Fellow of Eton College, and a trustee of the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation.

MCC World Cricket Committee

The MCC World Cricket Committee at Lord's 2018
Established in April 2006, MCC’s World Cricket committee is an independent body comprised of current and former international cricketers and umpires from across the globe.

Meeting twice yearly to discuss the prevalent issues in the game, MCC’s World Cricket committee acts as a complementary body to ICC and its constituent nations.

The current list of members is as follows:

Mike Gatting, O.B.E. (Chair)
Suzie Bates (ex-officio)
Clare Connor, C.B.E.
Sir Alastair Cook
Kumar Dharmasena (ex-officio)
Sourav Ganguly
Justin Langer, A.M.
Brendon McCullum, O.N.Z.M.
Ramiz Raja
Kumar Sangakkara
Ricky Skerritt (ex-officio)
Graeme Smith

MCC Secretariat

The MCC Secretariat run the day-to-day operations for the Club.

They are:

Chief Executive & Secretary: Guy Lavender 
Finance Director: Alastair Cameron
​Membership Director: Mahdi Choudhury
Director of Cricket & Operations: Jamie Cox
Estates Director: Robert Ebdon
Commercial Director: Andy Muggleton
General Counsel: Holly Roper-curzon