Colin Sexstone looking forward to being involved again at Gloucestershire
COLIN Sexstone is determined to help revive Gloucestershire's glory days after being co-opted on to the club's executive board.
Arguably the most successful chief executive in the county's history, Sexstone presided over five one-day title triumphs between 1999 and 2000 during his first spell at Nevil Road before being head-hunted by Bristol City.
Sexstone's 11 years as a football administrator at Ashton Gate came to an end last summer, paving the way for the Bristolian to pursue other interests.
Sexstone, pictured, held talks with Gloucestershire officials last month and was subsequently co-opted on to the board. An experienced businessman, he will advise chief executive Tom Richardson and his fellow board members on commercial matters during what is seen as a pivotal period in the club's fortunes.
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Gloucestershire must push ahead with ambitious plans to redevelop the County Ground if they are to realise their ambitions to host international cricket at the same time as generating finance to render the team more competitive than it has been in recent years.
Sexstone said: "This is both an exciting and challenging time for the club and I have said I will do all I can to help them in an advisory role.
"The challenge for the club is to achieve their aspirations to stage international cricket matches in Bristol at the same time as improving the Gloucestershire team.
"Redeveloping the County Ground gives the club a real chance to grow the business and compete with the bigger counties and I hope my 16 years of experience in Bristol sport will help them to develop their commercial and investment business.
"My role will obviously not be as hands on as when I was chief executive and I am not an elected member of the board, but I will do everything I possibly can to help the club achieve its plans." Gloucestershire have further boosted their business expertise by adding Anne Allin to their board.
Head of marketing for Swire Hotels UK, Bristol-born Allin boasts more than 20 years of experience at senior levels in marketing.
A Gloucestershire supporter with a passion for cricket, she said: "I am delighted to be part of the next phase of Gloucestershire cricket.
"This is an exciting time for the club and for the city of Bristol, and I look forward to contributing to the success of both."
Gloucestershire chairman Rex Body said: "Anne and Colin will bring different but extensive and very important skills and experiences to the club's executive board.
"I'm delighted they both enthusiastically accepted when I invited them to join us at a significant time in the club's development."