Sir John Gains and Kevin Dean step down from Board

Monday 7th November 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

The Club has announced that Sir John Gains and Kevin Dean have stood down from the Supervisory Board.

Sir John Gains served as Facilities Director and joined the Supervisory Board in 2013. During his tenure, Sir John oversaw the successful completion of two major ground development projects together worth £4.1million and both completed on-time and on-budget.

Following the opening of the OKI Business & Media Centre in September, Sir John determined it was an appropriate moment to step down.

In 2014/15, the 3aaa Pavilion underwent a full refurbishment and at the same time the brand new players changing rooms were created in the Elite Performance Centre.

This was followed in 2015/16, with the construction of the OKI Business & Media Centre which houses state-of-the-art media facilities and two floors of commercial office space.

Chairman, Chris Grant said: “On behalf of the Supervisory Board and everyone connected with the Club, I would like to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to Sir John for his huge contribution to the progress that the Club has made over the last four years.

“Clearly, the most tangible evidence of the impact he has made can be seen in the transformation of the Club’s ground and facilities. It is no over statement to say that The 3aaa County Ground is unrecognisable when compared with what it looked like when he joined the Supervisory Board.”

Kevin Dean served on both the Committee and Supervisory Board since 2011, most recently as Cricket Advisory Director.

Whilst Kevin has relinquished his voluntary role on the Supervisory Board, he will continue to be involved with the Club and has been retained by Director of Cricket, Kim Barnett, to provide scouting and specialist coaching support on a part-time basis.

Kevin enjoyed an excellent professional career with Derbyshire from 1996 to 2008, claiming 401 first-class wickets, including two hat-tricks, and 582 in total across all forms.

During his term of office, he has provided the Chairman and Supervisory Board with continuous feedback on the Club’s cricketing performance and most recently has been instrumental in the selection and appointment of Barnett to implement the county’s new coaching model.

Grant added: “We are incredibly grateful to Kevin for the service he has given to Derbyshire over the years. He has always provided the Board with an honest and objective assessment of our cricketing performance.

“Whilst this past season on the field was disappointing, Kevin continued to provide us with valuable insights. The fact that Kevin will continue to support the Club with scouting and specialist coaching is excellent news.”

No immediate appointments have been made and the Supervisory Board will consider the matter at the next meeting in December.

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