Becky Fairlie-ClarkeChief Executive Officer
Becky Fairlie-Clarke has been watching cricket from a very young age with her Dad who is a great lover of the game. She’s been hooked since then and has watched cricket across the globe and at home. Her favourite cricket grounds in no particular order are Newlands, Arundel and Lord’s. Becky currently owns and runs the travel and sports agency Magic Torch PR, having previously headed up PR for England's Barmy Army and served as Marketing Director for All Out Cricket. She also sat on committees for Chance to Shine and the Cricket Foundation. This experience has enabled Becky to gain an excellent understanding of the industry and stakeholders within cricket and just how important the cricket fan is and needs to be.
George DobellFounderGeorge Dobell is the Senior Correspondent of The Cricketer. He says he became a cricket journalist when he realised he wasn't intelligent enough to get a real job. The formation of the supporters' association was his idea. He will step down from the CSA once it is established in line with its principles to be run by those who are not professionally involved in the sport.
Tasneem-Summer KhanBOARD MEMBER Tasneem-Summer has been watching and playing cricket since she was a child, having broken many French doors in her attempts to channel Shahid Afridi. Tasneem-Summer comes from a professional law and medicine background, having worked for the UN and the WHO among others. Her main interests in cricket lay in rights-based approaches, participation, development, and cricket in emerging countries. She has written articles and commentated for international cricket, T20 tournaments and domestic cricket across the UK, North America and New Zealand. She is passionate about the sport developing to reflect its true makeup and fan-base.
Niall SookooBOARD MEMBER Niall’s passion for cricket is embedded in his DNA. The son of one of the Windrush generation, Niall’s earliest memories are playing cricket in the back garden with his dad, watching cricket on TV with his dad or going with his dad to the cricket to watch the great West Indian teams of the 80’s. Niall played a lot of cricket and was fortunate enough to attend the Lord’s School where he was coached by the England spin bowler Don Wilson. He later played for teams in the Kent, Middlesex and Cotswolds leagues. As a fan Niall has been watching England play cricket home and away for over thirty years. Professionally Niall is an experienced campaigns and communications professional working at Executive Director level for major national and global organisations including the UK Labour Party, Greenpeace UK and the NHS.
Alan HighamBoard MemberAlan is a lifelong cricket fan watching England home and away since 1985 and a retired Village Green Cricketer. He has over 30 years of experience in pensions which included running his own businesses, having senior executive roles in major pension firms and is a former Government Adviser. Alan is experienced in all broadcast and print media and has covered the Ashes in Australia for the Manchester Evening News. Lastly but definitely not least, he is a passionate Lancashire supporter; Surrey and Hampshire member too.
Craig BurtonBoard MemberCraig is CEO of leading UK winter-sports tour operator and PCA corporate partner, Ski Solutions. A passionate, lifelong supporter of cricket, Craig describes himself as an ‘enthusiastic but hopelessly average Sunday slogger’ for his local village, Lindfield, and has followed England overseas in recent years on tours of South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies. Recently, fatherhood has slowed the airmiles accumulation, but he lives in hope that son Monty might follow in the footmarks of his left-handed namesake with the ball.
Ross AntrobusBoard MemberRoss is lifelong cricket fan and player, having been fortunate enough to play cricket in South Africa and Australia as well the Birmingham, Middlesex and Thames Valley leagues. A regular captain and committee member in club cricket, sadly appearing more often in the minutes rather than the honours boards!