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Andrew Cornish confirmed as Middlesex CEO following interim role

Full-time appointment comes after departure of Richard Goatley, due to ill-health

A general view of Lord's as Sam Robson drives, Middlesex vs Somerset, County Championship, Lord's, April 8, 2021

Middlesex have endured a torrid time on and off the field  •  Philip Brown/Getty Images

Andrew Cornish has been confirmed as Middlesex's new chief executive, having held the role in an interim capacity since April 2021 when the previous CEO, Richard Goatley, was taken ill. Goatley officially stepped down from his position earlier this month.
A former CEO at Somerset, Cornish first joined Middlesex in September 2020 as a consultant, charged with developing a new long-term business strategy, and stepped up as chief of staff in March 2021.
He has previously held the roles of CEO at Liverpool Airport Holdings Limited, Managing Director at Manchester Airport Group, and Executive Board member at Aer Lingus.
"As a Board we are delighted that Andrew has agreed to accept the appointment as CEO," Middlesex chairman, Mike O'Farrell, said. "In his three months as Acting CEO, he has brought us stability, rigour and process and been very ably supported by all the staff and players.
"Our normal policy at Middlesex Cricket is to conduct external searches when recruiting for our most senior positions, but in the very challenging circumstances we are facing, the Board has decided, by exception, that the immediate offer of a fixed term contract is in the best interests of the club."
The news follows a restructuring of Middlesex's cricket department, with Head Coach, Stuart Law, now reporting directly into the CEO, following the departure of Angus Fraser as director of cricket on Friday.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time thus far at Middlesex and to be given the opportunity to play a major part in driving this great club forward is a real honour," Cornish said.
"The game is facing many challenges right now, and at Middlesex it's no different, both on and off the field there is a lot of work to do, however with the support of the club's Board, the Senior Management, the players and our excellent and committed staff, I am confident we will succeed - most importantly we must make our members truly proud of their club both on and off the pitch. I am very much looking forward to what lays ahead.
"My thanks go to Chairman Mike O'Farrell and to the club's Board for their support and I am especially looking forward to working closely with Stuart, with an immediate focus on how we turn our on-field fortunes around as quickly as possible."