Loughborough Alumni


6 Feb 2019

Alumna appointed Chief Executive of local cricket club

Karen Rothery has recently been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Leicestershire County Cricket Club (CCC).

Previously of British Universities College Sports (BUCS) and Surrey Sports Park (SSP), Karen has a wealth of experience at Chief Executive level and is looking forward to bringing this to the club.

The MSc Sports and Leisure Management alumna spent many years working within the fashion industry, before moving into sports.

Upon her appointment, Karen said:

"I'm really pleased to be joining Leicestershire County Cricket Club and I’m looking forward to working with the staff and Board at Grace Road, as well as meeting the members and fans.”

The Chairman of Leicestershire CCC, Paul Haywood, said:

“Karen was the outstanding applicant with proven leadership and experience in the key areas of commercial, community and sport, which is what the club require at the present time. Karen has overseen large commercial operations and has had an important role in developing community relations in a number of different sports.”

Karen will begin her new role in late April.

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