MCC have announced that Derek Brewer is to be the next Chief Executive of the Club. He will become the fifteenth person to hold the post.
But who is Derek Brewer?
First and foremost, he’s a cricket man. A former captain of Berkshire Under-19s, Brewer also has representative honours with British Universities and Warwickshire 2nd XI, and has been a Member of MCC since 1976.
He now joins the Club in a professional capacity from Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, where he succeeded David Collier as Chief Executive in 2005.
Following his graduation from Aston University with a degree in Business Studies, the majority of Brewer’s career has been spent in the financial sector.
In 1981 he joined NatWest to embark on a 24-year career in banking, and spent the last seven years of his time there as Regional Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking for the East Midlands.
This financial, managerial and cricket experience gave him the edge when Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club were looking for a new Chief Executive, following David Collier’s departure to take up the post of Chief Executive at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Great success and development
Since Brewer joined Notts in 2005, he has overseen a period of great success and development at the county.
In particular, winning the County Championship twice (2005 and 2010), and coordinating the £8.2 million redevelopment of the New Stand at Trent Bridge.
In addition to a love for cricket, Brewer has been passionate about supporting his local community.
He currently chairs Experience Nottinghamshire, the tourism body for the county, alongside sitting on the board of One Nottingham, a local strategic partnership for the city.
Brewer has recently been named ‘Business Leader of the Year’ by the Nottingham City Business Club, in recognition of his leadership, inspiration and determination in securing Ashes Test Matches at Trent Bridge in 2013 and 2015.