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Lancashire Cricket appoints new operations director

Lancashire Cricket and Emirates Old Trafford have appointed Steve Davies as the club’s new operations director as part of on-going growth plans.

After an extensive global search, Davies joins from Merlin Entertainments where he has spent over 14 years working at popular visitor attractions in several senior roles including conference and banqueting manager and then head of operations at Alton Towers.

He held the role as Operations Director at Chessington World of Adventures for over three years and joins Lancashire Cricket from Madame Tussaud’s London, where he’s worked since September 2017 as general manager.

Lancashire Cricket Chief Executive, Daniel Gidney, said:

Steve brings a wealth of relevant experience and he will add further focus to our desire to improve the all-round experience for our Members and supporters when attending Emirates Old Trafford.

We continue to grow in all areas of our business, and it is vital that we equip ourselves with the necessary talent on and off the pitch to ensure we are capable of being the best we can be. Steve will be an excellent addition to the Club’s Executive Team.

Davies will start on Monday 6 April 2020 and replaces Anthony Mundy who left the club last month after seven years at Emirates Old Trafford. Davies said:

Emirates Old Trafford is an iconic sporting institution, with a fantastic history and heritage, and the plans for further development and growth is something that really excites me particularly with the new stand and extension of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel over the next few years.It’s my job to help build on what has been achieved over the last decade here and deliver the best possible experience for all our Members and supporters, both on domestic and international matchdays.

I am very much looking forward to becoming part of an already successful structure and playing a role in the future of both the club and the venue.

In addition to the appointment of the club’s new operations director, Lancashire Cricket has confirmed the promotion to the Executive Team of Angela Hodson to the role of sales director and Liz Cooper to the role of partnerships director.