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Surrey County Cricket Club is owned by its Members, who then elect members onto the General Committee.

The Members elect a General Committee to represent their interests. The Committee consists of 16 members. Any Member can be proposed as a candidate. Typically an election takes place annually, with all Members given an opportunity to vote. Results are announced at the AGM. Members are elected for a four-year term, with a minimum two-year gap before re-election. Additional Committee members may be co-opted for a one-year or two-year term.

The Club President, Deputy President and Honorary Treasurer are ex-officio members of the Committee and are elected annually at the AGM. The Chair of the Committee is elected by the Committee from among its members. The Chair is also the Chair of the Club and the Board. The Board has delegated authority from the General Committee to oversee the management of the Club’s activities.

Meet Our Committee


Martin Eadon

Interim Chair

Martin spent 30 years at Deloitte, including 22 years as a partner. He was a member of Deloitte’s UK Executive Committee and UK Board for 15 years and also served on the Global Executive Committee and Global Board.
Martin has been Honorary Treasurer of Surrey County Cricket Club since 2018.

Steve Elworthy MBE


Steve Elworthy played Test and ODI Cricket for South Africa in the late 1990s and early 2000s before becoming a leading administrator in the sport. Steve has previously worked as a Director of Events at ECB, as well as a Tournament Director for numerous ICC events, including the 2019 World Cup. Steve was appointed CEO of Surrey County Cricket Club in January 2022.

Warwick Jones

Interim Treasurer

Ebony Rainford-Brent MBE

Director of Culture & Values

Ebony Rainford-Brent played 22 ODIs for England before becoming the first ever Director of Women’s Cricket in the UK.
A leading voice in cricket, Ebony oversaw the Club’s success in the Kia Super League in 2018 and recently established the ACE programme, aimed at promoting more engagement in the African-Caribbean community.

Andrew Lane

Finance Director

Andrew qualified as an accountant while working for the Virgin Group, and, after spells with Universal and Warner, spent six years at London Wasps RUFC.
Andrew has been Director of Finance and Services at Surrey County Cricket Club since 2008.

Charlotte Samuelson

Non-Executive Director

Charlotte is Head of Internal Audit at Close Brothers, and has held senior roles with Vanquis Bank and Grant Thornton. Charlotte has extensive experience in Corporate Governance and Risk Management.
Charlotte was the first female non-executive director of Surrey in its history, and also sits on the Club’s Audit, Risk & Governance Committee.

Urvasi Naidoo

Non-Executive Director

Urvasi is a sports lawyer and a governance professional with over 20 years experience in the sports sector. She was previously Senior Counsel and Company Secretary at the International Cricket Council.

Laura Cordingley

Non-Executive Director

Laura is CEO of Chance to Shine. Laura previously worked at the Mayor of London’s office as Assistant Director, responsible for Team London, Volunteering and Sport across the Capital, and from 2013-2017 she was Community Development Manager at Marylebone Cricket Club, where she developed and delivered the Club’s inaugural community engagement strategy. Earlier in her career, she held sports development roles at Durham City School Sports Partnership and Volleyball England.

Robert Elliott

Non-Executive Director

Robert was Linklaters’ Chairman and Senior Partner from 2011 until 2016. He chaired the firm’s Partnership Board, the senior governing body responsible for strategic and major decisions.
Robert was previously Global Head of Banking and a specialist in corporate restructuring. Robert has been a director at Surrey for over 10 years.

Chris Dymond

Non-Executive Director

Chris began his career for Cluttons and in 1987 he joined London & Paris, the privately owned developer/ investor, becoming a Director in 1991 and Chief Executive in 1995. London & Paris evolved into Lucrum Holdings in 2007. Chris has experience of a wide range of financing structures and joint venture arrangements.
Chris has been a director of Surrey for over 10 years.

Alec Stewart OBE

Director of Cricket

Alec has been a part of Surrey County Cricket Club his whole life, first as a player and now as Director of Cricket, a position he has held since 2013.
Alec oversaw the Club’s promotion from Division Two of the County Championship in 2015 and their County Championship trophy-winning season in 2018, with a team that contained a majority of homegrown Surrey players.

Kunle Olafare JP

Non-Executive Director

Kunle has worked in financial services for over 25 years and, since 2016, he has been the Chief Executive and Client Director of SK Financial, a London based independent financial planning firm. Prior to joining SK Financial in 2009, he spent nine years as Head of Advice, Financial Planning at Kleinwort Benson. Kunle has served on the SCCC General Committee since 2017, he joined the SCCC Management Board in 2021 and also sits on the SCCC Development and Culture and Value Committees.


David Watts DL

Elected 2019

Roger Harman

Elected 2019

Martin Bicknell

Elected 2019

Lizzy Conder

Elected 2019

Bob Qureshi

Elected 2020

Dr Martin Searle

Elected 2020

Phillip Garrard

Elected 2020

Ros Trinick

Elected 2021

Alex Tudor

Elected 2021

Matt Tee

Elected 2021

Jerry Hudson

Elected 2021

Arun Harinath

Elected 2022

Laura Rolles

Elected 2022

Chris Thompson

Elected 2022

David Gill

Elected 2022



The President of Surrey County Cricket Club is nominated by the General Committee each year for election (or re-election) at the AGM, and acts as the Club’s ambassador and host on matchdays. The Club has had 53 Presidents in its 175-year history.

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David Pakeman


David is a lifelong cricket lover and Surrey Member, and was a member of the Surrey CCC General Committee from 2000 to 2009. As well as this, David also acted as a Non-Executive Director of Kennington Oval Limited between 2005 and 2015, and from 2015 to 2021, he has sat as a Non-Executive Director of Oval Events Ltd. Outside of his contribution to The Kia Oval, David has held management and board appointments in the executive search, retail, drinks, property, healthcare publishing and consultancy sectors.

Patricia Garrard

Deputy President

Patricia has been a Member of Surrey County Cricket Club since 1985. In 1990 she was appointed to the Admin Sub-Committee, and in 1992 she was the first female Member to be elected to the General Committee, where she has served four terms on the Committee to date. Patricia helped run the supporters’ marquee in Guildford for 19 years, raising money for Surrey Youth, and also ran a creche at The Kia Oval during Sunday league games in the mid-to-late 1990s. Patricia was elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Club in 1997, and we are thankful for her service! Outside of cricket, Patricia worked as Catering and Facilities Manager for Willis-Faber Insurance for twenty years.

Past Presidents

Ken Schofield CBE
D P Stewart OBE
P I Pocock
Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
Sir Michael Pickard
R Harman
D T Watts DL
M J Soper
R D V Knight OBE
V J Dodds
J H Edrich MBE
Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE DL
D H Newton
B G K Downing OBE
The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major
M J Stewart OBE
Mrs Betty Surridge
Sir Paul Getty KBE
P B H May
J M Poland
Sir John Stocker MC TD
D F Cox
W D Wickson
B Coleman OBE
E A Bedser
C G Howard
Lord Sandberg CBE
A V Bedser CBE
M E Turner
The Rt Hon The Lord Carr PC
Sir Alexander Durie CBE
M R Barton
G A Rimbault CBE DSO MC
W S Surridge
A R Gover
Sir George Edwards OM CBE
W E Gerrish
M J C Allom
C Thain
Lord Nugent
Lord Monckton
Lord Tedder
Lord Monckton
The Earl of Rosebery
B A Glanvill
H D G Leveson Gower
G H Longman
St John Brodrick
Sir J Colman
Lord Alverstone
Viscount Oxenbridge
F P Miller
General S F Marshall
W Strahan