Saturday, 16 October, 2021

Clare steps up as MCC’s first female President

Clare steps up as MCC’s first female President

Clare Connor, England Women's former Ashes-winning captain, has taken office at Lord's as the first female President of MCC in the club's 234-year history, reports Cricinfo.

Connor, who is also Director of Women's Cricket at the ECB, was nominated for the role at the club's AGM back in 2020, but her tenure was delayed by a year due to Covid-19, with her predecessor Kumar Sangakkara staying on for a second term.

"I am truly honoured to be MCC President," Connor said, "and would like to thank Kumar Sangakkara for putting his faith in me to deliver this enormously important role, for the good of the sport I have loved all my life.

"I will try to bring my range of experiences from the dressing room and the boardroom to support, influence and work alongside the club's leadership and committees over the next 12 months. I am really looking forward to being part of the MCC team".

MCC have also confirmed Bruce Carnegie-Brown as the club's new chairman. He takes over from Gerald Corbett, whose maximum six years in office ended on 30 September 2021.

Carnegie-Brown is currently chairman of Lloyd's of London and vice-chairman of Santander Banking Group, and has been a full member of MCC since 1997.

"It is a privilege to be MCC's next chairman and to increase my involvement with such a special club," he said. "I look forward to working with the club's members to ensure that the Home of Cricket continues to provide a world-class venue and warm welcome to players and visitors from around the country and internationally."