February 13, 2003

Warwickshire announce new committee appointments

Warwickshire CCC Media Release

The Warwickshire CCC General Committee have appointed long standing committee member Neil Houghton as Club Chairman with immediate effect, following his term of office as Vice Chairman for the past 4 years. He replaces the previous Club Chairman, M.J.K. Smith who had decided to step down after 12 years in office.

Neil Houghton has served on the Warwickshire Committee for 20 years, and has occupied the offices of Honorary Treasurer and Vice Chairman during that time. The son of former Aston Villa and England footballer, Eric Houghton, Neil is currently a partner with local Birmingham based accountants, Felton & Co.

In addition, former Moseley RFC and England rugby player Ian Metcalfe takes over as Vice Chairman. Ian has served on the General Committee for the past 15 years, and is a partner with Wragge & Co.

The Committee also took the opportunity to re-appoint Steven Mills as Honorary Treasurer. Steven is a well known local business man, and Chief Executive of Ferraris plc.,