Andrew Watson - Executive Director

Andrew is the Executive Director for the Yorkshire Cricket Board being the executive lead within the Board of Directors. Andrew’s remit includes the management of all the salaried staff, being 16 Development Staff (5 Managers, 11 Community Coaches) and 3 Operational staff employed by the YCB to deliver all aspects of recreational cricket in Yorkshire. This includes Club and League Development, School Development, Player and Player Pathway Development, Adult Player Participation and Retention, Workforce Development (volunteers & professional), Facility Development, Strategic Planning and Procedures and Key Partner Liaison at county, regional and national levels.

Andrew is a member of various national and regional working parties for the ECB including the Project Advisory Group and for Club Affiliation. He Chairs the YCB Child Welfare WP and has also chaired the Regional Northern Directors meeting for the 6 North of England Counties since 2005. He is also a former chairman of South Yorkshire Sport and became a trustee of the newly formed Yorkshire Sport Foundation in 2015. Andrew is also a Founding Director of Park Avenue Bradford.

Originally employed as a Cricket Development Officer when the YCB was formed in 1996, Andrew is the YCB’s longest serving employee.