Nottinghamshire Chief Executive Derek Brewer has been appointed Secretary and Chief Executive of MCC to succeed Keith Bradshaw.

Brewer, 53 has been CEO of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club since May 2005 and has overseen a period of success and development culminating in the recent award of Ashes Test Matches to Trent Bridge in 2013 and 2015.

Commenting on his appointment, Derek Brewer said: “I am very excited and honoured to have been selected as the next Secretary and CEO of MCC. Lord’s is the most iconic Test Match Venue in the world and I look forward to bringing the experience I have gained in leading the Trent Bridge redevelopment to opportunities which lie ahead at Lord’s.

“I know that I inherit a very strong team and, having worked closely with Keith Bradshaw during his tenure, I would like to pay tribute to his outstanding contribution.

“I would also like to thank the Nottinghamshire committee, staff and local partners for making the past seven years at Trent Bridge so enjoyable and successful. Trent Bridge, like Lord’s is a special place.”

Nottinghamshire Chairman Peter Wright said that Brewer should be proud of his record at Trent Bridge and announced the hunt for his successor would take place during his notice period.

"Derek Brewer has been a tremendous Chief Executive for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and much has been achieved during his tenure of office, culminating in the recent award of major matches, including two Ashes Test Matches, by the ECB.
“All of us at Trent Bridge wish Derek well in his new role at the MCC and I know he is looking forward to the exciting new challenges which are ahead of him and he will undoubtedly do a fine job at Lords.
“For our part we are looking forward to the vibrancy that will be created by a new Chief Executive who will have the opportunity to stamp their own mark on this great club of ours as Mark Arthur, David Collier and Derek Brewer have all done before.

“The future is very bright for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and we are certain we will attract a candidate of exceptional quality to take the Club to even greater heights."