ICC appoints recruitment firm to search for new CEO

Egon Zehnder specialises in executive and CEO search, succession and transition with offices in 40 countries around the world.

The ICC on Tuesday confirmed that global executive recruitment company, Egon Zehnder has been appointed to conduct the search for a new CEO. (Representational Image)   -  Twitter @ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday confirmed that global executive recruitment company, Egon Zehnder has been appointed to conduct the search for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the end of David Richardson’s tenure next summer.

“This is a pivotal time for our game and we need to appoint a Chief Executive who can oversee the delivery of our new global strategy for cricket, which is focused on the growth of the game in both traditional and non-traditional markets,” ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said in a statement.

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“The strategy is bold in its ambition and the ICC Board is committed to a search that takes us beyond cricket to identify a strong leader who can propel the sport forward into a period of significant and sustained global growth, particularly in new markets."

“We have appointed Egon Zehnder to ensure we undertake a truly global search and select our new CEO from the most competitive pool of talent possible,” he added.

Egon Zehnder specialises in executive and CEO search, succession and transition with offices in 40 countries around the world. Neil Waters from Egon Zehnder will be leading the search on behalf of the ICC Board.