Roger Cooke, FCA, CTA (Fellow)
Roger Cooke, FCA, CTA (Fellow)Roger was born in Bristol, is married to Susan and has two children and three grandchildren.
He is a retired chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He was a Partner with Arthur Andersen from 1976 to 1998 and was head of their London tax practice for 10 years. He then headed the tax practice for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa and was a member of the Global Board of Partners. He was Global CFO based in Chicago for two years. He co-authored a book entitled “Establishing a Business in the United Kingdom.”
Roger is a former Treasurer and Trustee and now a Vice-President of Wooden Spoon, a children’s charity.
Roger’s interests include cricket, tennis, football, theatre, food and wine. He is a lifetime Gloucestershire Cricket supporter and became Chairman of the Club in April 2013.
Dr Timothy Brain OBE QPM BA PhD FRSA CCMI
Dr Timothy Brain was Chief Constable of Gloucestershire from 2001 until his retirement in January 2010, having previously served in Avon and Somerset, Hampshire and the West Midlands. He was national lead on police finances and led several high profile operations, notably Gloucestershire’s response to the extensive flooding of 2007.
Before joining the police he graduated with first class honours in history from Aberystwyth University and later gained a doctorate also in history. He retains a continuing interest in history and frequently lectures on aspects of church, military and police history.
He is the author of two major works on policing, A History of Policing in England and Wales from 1974 (2010) and A future for policing (2013), both published by Oxford University Press.
He is a frequent speaker and broadcaster on a variety of police subjects including emergency planning, police futures, strategic leadership, finance, and police history. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, holds honorary fellowships at Cardiff and Aberystwyth universities, and is an honorary LLD at the University of Gloucestershire, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
He is Treasurer and a member of the Council of Aberystwyth University; Chairman of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival; a trustee of Friends of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Gloucester, and Nature in Art Trust, Gloucestershire; and a governor of Eversfield Preparatory School, Solihull. He is the Deputy Chairman of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2002 and the OBE in 2008.
John Hollingdale MA (Oxon), FCA, MCIArb
John Hollingdale was appointed Honorary Treasurer of the Club at the 2016 Annual General Meeting. He is married with four grown up children (and eight grandchildren) and is Bristol born and bred. John is a keen sports fan and a lifelong supporter of Gloucestershire Cricket. He enjoys long distance walking and cycling, and plays golf, tennis and badminton.
John is a retired chartered accountant and ex-partner of Deloittes, Hollingdales and through successive takeovers of Kidsons and then Baker Tilly. He is Chairman of Space Engineering Services Limited, a national refrigeration company based in Bristol, and is the current Treasurer of the SS Great Britain and Chairman of We Care and Repair, a local charity.
John was educated at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School in Bristol and at Keble College, Oxford. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975. He is also an Arbitrator and has acted on many arbitration appointments over the last fifteen years.
The “Executive” of the Club is led by Will Brown who has forged a career in sport holding positions previously with Sporting Index, Cricinfo, The Lawn Tennis Association and prior to joining Gloucestershire, Betfair where he oversaw a £200m+ UK and Ireland P&L.
Will has a passion for all things sport and firmly believes in the “power of sport” from grass roots through to the professional game and the good that it can and should drive.
His previous roles have seen him work in and lead commercial and operational teams and he has great experience on both sides of the commercial fence having sold high level deals and also having bought and activated sponsorships such as Belfair’s sponsorship of the Test Match Grounds, Manchester United, Barcelona, Ascot racecourse and England rugby.
Will is a lifelong Gloucestershire cricket and Bath rugby fan and is married with three boisterous toddler boys with a home in Bath.
Mr Andrew (Andy) Brassington
Executive Board Member
Andy Brassington joined the Club in 1973 and spent 16 years on the playing staff. After retiring from cricket in 1988 he became the Club’s Marketing Manager – a position he held for 8 years. Since then he has run a successful Corporate Hospitality Company called Finders Keepers where he has been able to support the Club through sponsorship, advertising and match day hospitality.
As a past player, he organises the Former Gloucestershire Players’ day working closely with the Professional Cricketers’ Association, enhancing the unity, heritage and history. He was elected onto the Club’s Executive Board at the 2016 Annual General Meeting.
Executive Board Member
Bill worked for 35 years in the construction industry, firstly as an architectural technician, later as a client project manager.
He is now retired.
Having been elected to the Club’s Executive Board in 2011 he now Chairs the Club’s Fundraising Committee and sits on the Ground Redevelopment & Future Facilities Committee.
Executive Board Member
David joined the John Lewis Partnership in 1982 and sits on the Waitrose Board. He has fulfilled a number of senior roles in retail, commercial, supply chain and personnel sectors and is based at Waitrose’s head office in Bracknell.
He is an Independent Member and Deputy Chair of the Bracknell Forest Council Standards Committee, and Chair of Wokingham Council’s Independent Remuneration Panel. He is also actively involved in horse racing and is a Steward at Ascot, Epsom, Kempton Park and Brighton.
David grew up and went to school in Bristol and first visited the Club in the 1960s with his grandfather. He was first elected to the Club’s Executive Board in April 2014.
Chairman, Gloucestershire Cricket Board
Peter was born in Cheltenham and educated at Cheltenham Grammar School.
He is Chairman of the Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) and represents the GCB on the GCCC Executive Board.
For over 30 years he previously worked for Cheltenham & Gloucester PLC (formerly Building Society) in a variety of roles, spending his final 12 years as Procurement Manager.
He has been a Life Member of GCCC for over 20 years, and Treasurer of Cheltenham Cricket Club for almost 24 years, having played club cricket for Cheltenham, and Dorchester Cricket Club in Dorset.
Peter is also a Trustee of the Gloucestershire Cricket Trust.