Hugh Morris, the CEO of Glamorgan, will leave his position after 10 years.
After redeveloping Sophia Gardens into an international stadium, he oversaw a significant decrease in the country’s debt.
Morris, 59, won three England caps and captained Glamorgan to the One-Day League title in 1993 during two separate stints as captain.
For sixteen years, he served in executive capacities for the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Morris returned to Wales in 2014, and for the first three years of his employment he served as both CEO of Glamorgan and director of cricket, before shifting his focus to financial and administrative matters.
Morris convinced creditors like Cardiff Council and the Allied Irish Bank to forgive 70% of the county’s £16m in debt in 2015, saving Glamorgan from bankruptcy.
He spearheaded the initiative that ultimately led to Sophia Gardens being selected as the site of a Hundred franchise instead of Bristol.
Morris was given an MBE in 2022 for his services to both cricket and charity after he beat throat cancer that had been detected in 2002. Heads Up is a foundation that funds research into head and neck cancers.
“I have been extremely fortunate to have spent my 42-year career in the sport that I have loved since I was a young boy,” Morris stated.
During that time, I worked alongside some incredibly talented administrators and played with some truly world-class cricketers. I have made some fantastic relationships and memories via my time spent in the cricket community around the world.
“There is no substitute for playing, but I look back with great pride on my time as the managing director of England Cricket, especially working with Andrew Strauss, Andy Flower, and Alistair Cook when we won three Ashes series in a row for the first time in 60 years and our first ICC global tournament in 2010 when we triumphed in the World T20 in Barbados.
After 17 fantastic years at the England and Wales Cricket Board, I was thrilled to return to my alma mater Glamorgan as chief executive in January 2014.
I am pleased with how we have improved the game’s accessibility and diversity through our lauded community initiative and stabilized our finances over the past decade.
Morris has had intensive treatment for a second cancer that is unconnected to the first and is now back at work in the year 2022.
“Many people will know that I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in January 2022, and the time is right for me to spend more time with my family, enjoying other pastimes, and focusing on my ongoing treatment,” Morris continued.
I’d like to express my gratitude to everyone at Glamorgan for their patience and understanding over the past two years, notably the board, members, commercial partners, and colleagues.