England searching for 'people, culture director'

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The England and Wales Cricket Board have created a new position, with a "people and culture director" to be hired later this year.

The England and Wales Cricket Board have created a new position, with a "people and culture director" to be hired later this year.

Managing director Paul Downton recently revealed a bid to "rebuild not only the team but also team ethic and philosophy", after batsman Kevin Pietersen was dropped, ostensibly for being a negative influence among the squad.

The role promises a prominent position in the leadership team and close working relationships with Downton, chairman Giles Clarke and chief executive David Collier.

The job specification describes the need for "influencing and driving cultural change, to ensure that the organisation works in an efficient, proactive and collaborative fashion".

The ECB, meanwhile, have employed the experienced Sanjay Patel as chief sales and marketing officer in the wake of former commercial director John Perera's resignation.

"This is a new position which will oversee all the board's sales and marketing activity, manage relationships with commercial partners and implement our new digital media strategy," said ECB chief operating officer Gordon Hollins.

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