Middlesex Cricket County Club chief Richard Goatley has resigned from the role after 16 years citing ill health. His health started deteriorating in April and he has been off work since then.
“I am sorry to be leaving Middlesex after sixteen wonderful years but my health and family must come first,” Goatley said on his resignation. “It has been a privilege to have been a part of one of cricket’s iconic clubs and I am sure I will remain in contact in future with brilliant colleagues and the many friends I have made during my time at Lord’s. I would like to express my gratitude to the Club Chairman, Mike O’Farrell, for his kindness and understanding during a difficult time.”
Apart from being the chief of the county club, Richard Goatley has also serrved as the club’s finance director in 2008 and chief operating officer in 2015. He was later replaced by Vinny Codrington as chief executive shortly afterwards.
Mike O’Farrell, the club chairman, added, “During his time with us, Richard brought drive and focus to Middlesex Cricket which is best demonstrated by the development of the partnership between the Club and the MCC. We thank him for his service and commitment and wish Richard and his family well on his path back to full health. We hope to see him at future Middlesex matches when he feels able.”
Former Somerset CEO Andrew Cornish will take up the role in the interim capacity until a new chief is recruited and appointed.