Lancashire Cricket has appointed Les Platts as Acting Chairman of the club following the passing of David Hodgkiss.
Platts has been on the club’s board since 2013 and has served as Treasurer since 2014 having spent most of his career as a Chartered Accountant.
He spent time working as a Senior Partner with Deloitte until 2008, advising a wide range of businesses on finance, governance, risk assessment, system and controls.
“It is a great honour to be asked to take on this role albeit with huge sadness under the current circumstances. David was a truly fantastic man and Chairman to this club and we will all miss him greatly,” said Platts.
“We shall, when it is possible, find ways of remembering him together and paying tribute to his immense contribution to our great club.
“I will work closely with Chief Executive Daniel Gidney, and the Executive Team to steer the ship and ensure we come out of these challenging times with a positive outcome, continuing the great work that David and the team have undertaken over the last few years.”
Sir Howard Bernstein, President of Lancashire Cricket, said: “It is with great sadness that we have found it necessary to appoint an Acting Chairman for Lancashire Cricket in the wake of the devastating news around the passing of our much-loved Chairman David Hodgkiss OBE.
“It is vitally important that the club continues David’s legacy and the progressive work that has taken place both on and off the field at Emirates Old Trafford in recent years.
“We are still in shock regarding David’s passing, but I know for a fact that he would want us to finish what we started and continue in our aim of making Lancashire Cricket the best club in the world.
“I am therefore pleased to announce Les Platts as Lancashire Cricket Club’s Acting Chairman, who will start in the role immediately.”
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