Malcolm Cannon appointed new Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland

23 Jul

Cricket Scotland announces that Malcolm Cannon has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland with effect from 1 September 2015.

Malcolm is an experienced chief executive who has led businesses in the retail (Hunter Boots) and property-related (Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre and, most recently, Braemore Lettings) sectors. His earlier career was in marketing, principally in the whisky and pharmaceutical Industries. He is a self-confessed “sports nut” who still plays rugby!

Tony Brian, Chair of Cricket Scotland said “We are delighted to announce Malcolm’s appointment after a recruitment process that attracted applicants from around the world. The Board is very clear that, for the next stage of cricket’s growth in Scotland, we need a chief executive with strong marketing experience. Malcolm comes with just that background and, I am sure, will enable us to capitalise upon the commercial and partnership opportunities to increase participation in the game and to help our men’s and women’s representative teams of all ages continue to represent Scottish cricket so strongly on the world stage.

The very recent qualifications of our national men’s team for the T20 World Cup in India next March and our U19 team for their World Cup in Bangladesh next February together with the appearance of our national women’s team in the T20 World Cup qualifying tournament in Thailand in November this year demonstrate the great potential of Scottish cricket and its cricketers.

After he starts on 1 September, Malcolm will have a short handover period with Willie Donald to whom we are very grateful for doing such an excellent job as interim Chief Executive.”

Malcolm Cannon said “I am passionate about sport and engagement in it at all levels - from clubs and schools to representative honours. I also firmly believe in the benefits sport can provide in terms of health and personal development as well as social inclusion.  I am really looking forward to working with clubs, players, the Cricket Scotland team and the wider community to develop Scottish cricket and its brand.”

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