Leicestershire County Cricket Club appoint Karen Rothery as new CEO

Leicestershire County Cricket Club have announced the appointment of Karen Rothery as it's new Chief Executive Officer.

Karen has ten years’ experience of senior management roles in sport having served as Chief Executive Officer at both British Universities College Sports (BUCS) and Surrey Sports Park (SSP) at The University of Surrey.

Karen grew up in Enderby and was educated at Lutterworth Upper School before moving on to Loughborough University, where she gained a Masters in Sport and Leisure Management.

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.”

Leicestershire CCC Chairman Paul Haywood said: “We are extremely pleased that Karen has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer at the club.

“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.”

The new Chief Executive Officer will join the club in late April, with Roy Bent serving as Interim Chief Executive until that point.

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