Richard Bevan

Chief Executive, League Managers Association

Richard was appointed to the post of Chief Executive of the League Managers Association in January 2008.

Richard is a prominent character in the world of sport and business. He joined the Professional Cricketers’ Association in 1996 & became Chief Executive in 2001 to 2007, developing the profile and business of the organisation to becoming a major player in world of cricket. Richard was also a founding Director of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations. He is also a Trustee of the Team England Player Partnership & member of the Professional Players’ Federation (the umbrella body for all players’ associations including the PFA, PGA, PRA, PCA and Jockeys’ Association).

Richard Bevan, has also recently been appointed Chairman of The board of The Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is the newest addition to the yearly cricket calendar drawing some of the most talented cricket players to the colorful Caribbean. The inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League held in Summer 2013 was a massive success with a record breaking quarter of a million people attending the matches across six countries and the action being beamed into more than 135 million homes across the globe. Planning is now underway for the 2014 staging of the Caribbean Premier League.

Richard grew up in Shropshire and lives in Manchester with his wife Suzanne Goddard QC a specialist criminal barrister. He held an International Rally Driving License for six years and competed in three RAC Rallies. He played football and cricket to a high amateur standard and plays golf off a five handicap. Richard played football for 12 years for the Liverpool & Shropshire Ramblers & was football coach at Concord College Shropshire from 1984 – 1987. His abiding interest is business of sport!