Published: 14th November, 2017
Surrey CCC is sad to learn of the death of Lord Imbert, a former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police who wrote a crucial report on the club in 1995.
The Commissioner of the Met from 1987 to 1992, upon his retirement from the force, Lord Imbert became an Honorary Life Vice President of the Surrey in 1993 and two years later was commissioned to write a report on the way the club was run.
He conducted a thorough process, with interviewees said to be impressed by the common sense and down to earth approach that characterised his time at Scotland Yard. The conclusions he drew led to some major changes in the way Surrey was structured, helping to lay the groundwork for the hugely successful Hollioake Era over the turn of the millennium.
The flag above the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion is being flown at half-mast today and Richard Thompson, Chairman of Surrey CCC, paid tribute today, saying: “Lord Imbert was an incredibly brave and proud man.
“He reached the top of his career, but always remained grounded and very humble. The Imbert Report reshaped the club and we owe him a real debt of gratitude.”