Lisa Pursehouse has been appointed Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
She has served at Trent Bridge since 2000, most recently as Deputy Chief Executive, and succeeds Derek Brewer who will vacate the role on Friday 27 April having agreed to lead the MCC.
“We conducted a rigorous selection process in partnership with Odgers Berndtson and concluded that Lisa was the outstanding candidate for the role,” said Nottinghamshire Chairman Peter Wright.
“She has been a driving force since her arrival at Trent Bridge and played a major part in securing Ashes Tests here in 2013 and 2015 and an India Test in 2014.
“Her knowledge of the commercial needs and operational demands of our business is exceptional and she will now have the opportunity to stamp her mark on this great club. I am delighted that she has accepted this opportunity and the challenges that it will involve.”
Lisa joined Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1995 before moving to Trent Bridge in 2000 with a brief to develop the commercial activity of the Club. Her promotion to Deputy Chief Executive in 2005 saw her take responsibility for the commercial and operational aspects of the business and she has sat on multiple ECB working parties to enhance relations between the governing body and first class counties.
“We are rightfully proud of the things we have achieved at Trent Bridge in recent years but there is no complacency here and we are certainly not immune from the significant challenges that lie ahead,” said Lisa.
“This role is the greatest honour and the biggest challenge that I have ever faced but I have a clear vision and I am relishing the road ahead.
“Working alongside David Collier and Derek Brewer, and my own experience in cricket, has equipped me with invaluable insight and I look forward to leading the next chapter at Trent Bridge.”
Lisa will return from an overseas holiday in two weeks time before hosting a media session ahead of the start of the domestic season.
Outgoing Chief Executive Derek Brewer was quick to praise her contribution.
“Lisa was my greatest ally during my tenure and I am delighted that the Committee has seen fit to install her as my successor,” said Brewer.
“Her knowledge base is an incredible asset to the Club and I wish her every success.”