Supervisory Board, Members' Regional Reps & Staff

Supervisory Board, Members' Regional Reps and Staff

Meet the off the field team at Derbyshire County Cricket Club:



GeoffMiller Geoff Miller OBE

Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board Member

Chris GrantChris Grant - Finance Director & Chairman


A highly successful 20 year career in the City has provided Chris with a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience for the position of Finance Director. Furthermore, since becoming Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club in March 2011, he has drafted and overseen the implementation of the Club's widely acclaimed Nine Point Cricket Strategy, as well as presiding over on-field LV= County Championship promotion as champions, masterminding two successive profitable years and releasing the Club's future strategy for long-term business sustainability and financial security.

  • Former Head of European Research and Executive Director at ABN AMRO Bank where he was responsible for a department of over 100 people and a business with annual revenues of over £350m. Over the three and a half years as Head of European Research for ABN AMRO, Chris turned a previously ailing and dispirited department into a profitable, highly ranked and well regarded unit. Features of this success included winning the 2005 Sunday Times Starmine award for best earnings and recommendation accuracy and the 2006/7 AQ awards
  • In a broader capacity within ABN AMRO's Equities division, Chris held the position of Chairman of the European Management Committee. He gained valuable exposure to general management issues such as health and safety, human resources and technology. As a representative of a regulated business, Chris also had regular dealings with the FSA and the Bank's legal and compliance departments
  • Since 'retirement' from the City and subsequent return to Derbyshire, Chris has committed the majority of his time to cricket
  • He initially assisted local village Club Swarkestone CC with fund raising for the construction of a new pavilion and also assisted them in becoming a registered Charity.
  • Co-opted to the General Committee (Board) of Derbyshire County Cricket Club in August 2010 and elected Chairman (the youngest in the country) the following March
  • In his current voluntary role, Chris Chairs monthly Board Meetings of the Club's General Committee (14 elected Members) and also represents Derbyshire's interests with the sport's national governing body the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) based at Lords. As Chairman, Chris is ultimately responsible for overseeing every aspect of running the organisation
  • As a member's club, Derbyshire CCC is governed by the Industrial Provident Societies Act 1965 and is run along very similar lines to that of a mutual building society. Derbyshire has an annual turnover of £3m and some 2,000 members

Supervisory Board Member

David BoothDavid Booth - Business Development Director


David’s company Office Care Ltd is one of the leading cleaning service suppliers in the UK. Having built his leading business from scratch, David has overseen the cross-selling of cricket to his impressive database of corporate contacts. He is the current Derbyshire County Cricket Club Vice Chairman.

  • Started his business, Office Care Ltd, 25 years ago before presiding over its growth to currently employing approx 300 employees, mostly in Derbyshire
  • Office Care corporate sponsorships of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derby County Football Club and Belper Town Football Club provide David with valuable knowledge of what drives businesses to become involved in professional sport
  • First became a Member of Derbyshire at the age of 11 and was elected as Vice-Chairman in March 2012

Supervisory Board Member

Kevin DeanKevin Dean - Cricket Advisory Director


With first-hand and extensive experience of the recreational, developmental and professional games in Derbyshire, Kevin can provide valuable insight into all levels of the pyramid structure. Having ended his professional career as recently as 2008 – and still performing at the highest level of the recreational game – he is fully attuned to the needs of the modern day game.

  • Represented Derbyshire CCC Colts (1992-1994)
  • Enjoyed an excellent professional career with Derbyshire from 1996 to 2008 making 119 First Class, 145 List A and 23 Twenty20 appearances for his only county. With 401 First Class wickets, including two hat-tricks, and 582 dismissals in all forms of the game, Kevin is the most successful Derbyshire bowler of his generation
  • Held the position of Derbyshire CCC Professional Cricketers' Association Representative from 1998 to 2008
  • Full Playing Member of the MCC since 2002 and experience representing six teams in the Derbyshire Premier League; currently playing for Ockbrook & Borrowash
  • Kevin has run a Property Development Company since 2005

Supervisory Board Member

Sir John GainsSir John Gains - Facilities Director


A wealth of experience at the very top of the construction industry ensures that Sir John is ideally qualified to assist Derbyshire CCC with its proposed ground development. He is also in an excellent position to help the Club continue to develop its facilities and income generation off the field.

  • Engineer having graduated from Loughborough with a BSc in Civil Engineering in 1966
  • Experience in the estimating department and managing his own site for a roll-on-roll-off ferry terminal at Weymouth, one which he had priced in the estimating department
  • This was followed by a position as Site Agent at Scunthorpe Steelworks, Drax 2 as well as carrying out estimating work in the evening
  • In 1984 co-authored a paper published by the Institution of Civil Engineers "Pre-stressed pre-cast piling at Drax Power Station and the use of pulverised fuel ash replacement in concrete"
  • Regional Manager for the East Midlands and Director of Geotechnical Engineering responsible for piling. Appointed Director for John Mowlem & Co PLC, and became Group Chief Executive in 1995
  • Considered to be a modern manager committed to his team and one who has made a major contribution to the competitiveness of today's construction industry
  • President of the Construction Confederation from 2000-2003 and sat on the CBI's National Council. Has been a member of the 'CBI’s President’s Committee'; 'The Urban Sounding Board', 'The Strategic Construction Forum' and the 'Major Contractors’ Group'
  • The Queen knighted him in 2003

Supervisory Board Member

Rob TiceRob Tice - Legal Services Director


Recognised by the Legal 500 for his work with clients, Rob is a high-flying Partner and Head of Employment at local law firm Flint Bishop. His specialism is Employment Law and he is an invaluable source of advice to DCCC on contracts and other legal matters.

  • After training and working in the City of London, Rob joined Flint Bishop in 1998. He subsequently became a partner and now heads up the employment team
  • Specialised in employment law since he qualified and a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association
  • Advises on all aspects of employment law including redundancy, disciplinary and grievance, TUPE, sex, race, disability and age discrimination, severance agreements and restrictive covenants. He also defends employers in Employment Tribunals
  • He advises a wide range of clients on their employment matters including government bodies, plc's and small and medium sized companies. He also provides training to his clients on employment law.
  • Described in 'The Legal 500 2009' as "knowledgeable, decisive, realistic, approachable and efficient"
  • Advises the likes of HM Land Registry, Royal Crown Derby and Derby County Football Club on employment matters.
  • Joined the Derbyshire County Cricket Club General Committee in 2005
  • Works closely with the Chairman, Chief Executive and General Committee to provide legal support to the Club when required

Supervisory Board Member

JasonFageJason Fage - Administration Director


Jason is an Executive Member of the Club since 1993 with over 20 years of administration, organisation and governance experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

Members' Regional Representatives

Regional Reps are appointed by the Supervisory Board to represent Cricket Derbyshire (DCCC and DCB) and look after the interests of the members and supporters in their respective region. Their activities include attending events as an official representative of Cricket Derbyshire, hosting members forums, assisting with introductions to potential sponsors and dealing with member's feedback. In most cases, the Regional Representative will be able to deal with a member's enquiry but they do have a direct line to the Chief Executive's team and will feedback comments and questions, where appropriate, directly to the Club. The Regional Reps focus is on the Club’s off-field activities and they are not in a position to comment on or influence what goes on on-the-field.

Regional Representative

Chris Middleton - Country Members


I am a solicitor, practising in Rotherham and Sheffield and have been a Derbyshire CCC member since 1972, and have had two spells as a member of the general committee, firstly from 1984-93 and then secondly from 2007-13. I have been a Vice President of DCCC for the last 20 years following a spell from 1985-93 as Chairman.

I am a member of the MCC and was the Chairman of the TCCB working party on the admission of Durham as a first-class county 1989-91. I was President of Rotherham Town C.C. 1992-2005.

Regional Representative

Brigadier Edward Wilkinson - Derbyshire Dales


I attended my first game at the County Ground in June 1947.

After retirement from Industry in 1994, I joined the Club soon afterwards and in 1997 was co-opted to the Committee at the request of Guy Willatt and Vic Brownett to use my contacts for the benefit of the Club and its development plans. I was elected to the General Committee the following year and have been re-elected on each occasion since including the 2013 election.

As a Regional Representative in the Derbyshire Dales area and living in Ashford in the Water for over 40 years, I know most of the grounds in the area from my own village to those in Great Longstone, Baslow, Chatsworth, Darley Dale, Matlock, Bakewell and Youlgrave and would be happy to be the link between them and the County Club to the benefit of both.

I am also a Member of the MCC and Lord's Taverners Midland Region Committee.

Regional Representative

Bob Wood - High Peak


I am a retired engineer and have lived in the High Peak area all my life. I have been Honorary Secretary of the High Peak Cricket Society since 1998 and Honorary Secretary of the Council of Cricket Societies since 2002. I have been a member of Derbyshire County Cricket Club for many years and am also an Associate Member of MCC.

Regional Representative

Mike Haynes - Erewash


I am joint Managing Director of a local family business, which has traded in Derby City Centre since 1929. I have been watching Derbyshire CCC since the mid 1970’s, and been a Member since 2009.

I hope that, as regional representative for Erewash, I will be a reliable link between the club and the members in my locality, and also be able to assist communication between the County and local cricket clubs.

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Administration Team, Logistics and Finance

Simon Storey Simon Storey

Chief Executive
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 Kerry Schofield  KerryMadeley Administration and HR Manager
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Peter Rose Peter Rose Finance Manager
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Tom Holdcroft Tom Holdcroft Head of Media and Marketing
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Chris Airey  ChrisAirey Media and Marketing Executive
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Katie Delve Katie Delve Head of Conference & Banqueting
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Ryan Duckett RyanDuckett Director of Partnerships
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Jamie Guthrie JamieGuthrie Operations Manager
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Alexa Dokic

  Membership, Ticket Sales and Retail
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Emma Madeley Emma Madeley Membership, Ticket Sales and Retail
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Abbie Gray Abbie Gray Catering Manager
Debbie Dokic Debbie Dokic
Catering Assistant Manager

Ground Staff

 Neil Godrich Neil Godrich
 Head Groundsman
 Ben Howe  Ben Howe  Groundstaff
 Kieran Knapper  Keiran Knapper  Maintenance Personnel
David Broughton David Broughton Maintenance Personnel



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