The Professional Cricketers’ Association on Monday announced Rob Lynch as the new Chief Executive of the organisation. Lynch was the interim CEO of the PCA after Tony Irish stepped down back in July due to family commitments.
The 38-year-old will now take the charge as a full time Chief Executive effective from today. Lynch spoke to the media after his admission as the new CEO and said:
“It is a great honour to have been chosen as the next chief executive of the PCA. Cricket may face significant challenges ahead with the COVID-19 crisis but this provides us with a wonderful opportunity to take a creative approach with key stakeholders, re-purposing the organisation and ensuring the health of our sport and members”
“I inherit a very strong team and I would like to pay tribute to their consistent commitment since I joined. I would also like to thank the PCA board, player reps and staff for their continued support as we drive the organisation forward together.”
Lynch has an experience of playing in the Under-19 cricket for New Zealand. Besides, he also holds the licence of a coach as well as the agent. PCA chairman Daryl Mitchell expressed delight over Lynch taking over as full time CEO as he explained:
“It is a great credit to Rob that he has made such a compelling case for his appointment as our CEO. In the most trying circumstances one could imagine, Rob has shown great leadership and provided much-needed stability within the organisation.“
“His energetic, innovative approach and the respect he has built up with our members and key stakeholders make him the ideal candidate to steer the PCA through the uncertain times ahead.” he concluded.
Rob had been handling all the tasks and taking part in all kinds of management activities as an acting CEO ever since Tony Irish left the organisation.