Officers &
Presidents

OUR PEOPLE

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Richard Thompson

Chair

Richard is the founder and chairman of talent management agency M&C Saatchi Merlin and M&C Saatchi Talent Group, and Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club. Richard has been Chairman since 2010, and spent six years (2012-18) as a Non-Executive Director at the ECB.

Charlie Hodgson

Chief Executive

Charlie was educated at Wellington College, Durham University and Imperial College London, where he completed an MBA (with distinction) in 2011.
He was Commercial Director for eight years before becoming MD in 2019. Charlie grew up in Surrey and represented all the County teams from the U12s up to the 2nd XI.

Martin Eadon

Honorary Treasurer

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.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Director of Women’s Cricket

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.

Ian Jamieson

Non-Executive Director

Ian is Founder and Executive Chairman of Jamieson, a global management advisory firm. Prior to founding the firm in 2005, he was Chief Executive of Deloitte Corporate Finance and is a Chartered Accountant.
Ian is an avid sports fan and is Chairman of Masuri Helmet manufacturers. Ian has been a non-executive director at Surrey for over 10 years.

Laura Cordingley

Non-Executive Director

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

SCCC GENERAL COMMITTEE

Kunle Olafare JP

Elected 2018

Casual Vacancy until 2022

N/A

Warwick Jones

Elected 2018

Steve Wootten

Elected 2018

David Watts DL

Elected 2019

Roger Harman

Elected 2019

Martin Bicknell

Elected 2019

Lizzy Conder

Elected 2019

Richard Thompson

Elected 2020

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

Presidents

Presidents

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.

View Past Presidents

David Pakeman

President

Executive Director of the European Tour from January 1975 to December 2004, Ken grew the tour from 17 to 45 events during his 30-year spell in charge.
Hall of Fame in 2013 and has remained closely involved with the Ryder Cup in recent years.
A lifelong cricket lover, he authored the Schofield Report for the ECB in 2007, helping modernise many aspects of the English game.

Patricia Garrard

Deputy President

A lifelong cricket lover and Surrey Member, David was a member of the Surrey CCC General Committee from 2000 to 2009.
David was also a Non-Executive Director of Kennington Oval Limited from 2005 – 2015 and from 2015 until the present day he has sat as a Non-Executive Director of Oval Events Ltd, the Club’s catering joint venture. As well as 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.

Past Presidents

2019-20
Ken Schofield CBE
2017-18
D P Stewart OBE
2015-16
P I Pocock
2013-14
Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
2012
Sir Michael Pickard
2011
R Harman
2010
D T Watts DL
2009
M J Soper
2008
R D V Knight OBE
2007
V J Dodds
2006
J H Edrich MBE
2005
Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE DL
2004
D H Newton
2002-03
B G K Downing OBE
2000-01
The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major
1998-99
M J Stewart OBE
1997
Mrs Betty Surridge
1996
Sir Paul Getty KBE
1995
P B H May
1994
J M Poland
1993
Sir John Stocker MC TD
1992
D F Cox
1992
W D Wickson
1991
B Coleman OBE
1990
E A Bedser
1989
C G Howard
1988
Lord Sandberg CBE
1987
A V Bedser CBE
1986
M E Turner
1985
The Rt Hon The Lord Carr PC
1984
Sir Alexander Durie CBE
1983
M R Barton
1982
G A Rimbault CBE DSO MC
1981
W S Surridge
1980
A R Gover
1979
Sir George Edwards OM CBE
1978
W E Gerrish
1970-78
M J C Allom
1969-70
C Thain
1965-69
Lord Nugent
1959-64
Lord Monckton
1953-58
Lord Tedder
1950-52
Lord Monckton
1947-49
The Earl of Rosebery
1940-46
B A Glanvill
1929-39
H D G Leveson Gower
1926-28
G H Longman
1923-25
St John Brodrick
1916-22
Sir J Colman
1895-15
Lord Alverstone
1879-94
Viscount Oxenbridge
1867-78
F P Miller
1856-66
General S F Marshall
1844-55
W Strahan