Lancashire Cricket has appointed Angela Lowes as the club’s new chief financial officer.

Lowes (pictured left) will join the club on June 1 as part of a comprehensive induction and handover period. She will head up a restructured finance department from October 1, when finance director Lee Morgan will leave his full-time position after 16 years with the club.

Lowes is an experienced accountant and spent 20 years working at League One football club Sunderland, first as a financial accountant and then as a finance director.

Daniel Gidney, chief executive of Lancashire Cricket, said: “Angela has a proven track record in top level sport and emerged as the outstanding candidate to lead our finance team and support our growth agenda going forward.

“As Lancashire Cricket continues to navigate its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, it was hugely important to recruit somebody with Angela’s experience and knowledge of elite sports, hotels, events and concert hosting.”

Following Lowes’ appointment, Lancashire Cricket has also promoted Rhian King to the role of financial controller. King will assume a number of duties held by Morgan and will work closely with Lowes and the executive team.

EngageRM, the Australia-based sports CRM specialist, has made its first European hire as it expands its international presence.

Alex Stasyszyn has joined the company as customer experience manager in Manchester. On the back of an education in sound engineering, Stasyszyn (pictured right) has made the leap to tech with roles in transport telematics, audio branding and two years at Apple. EngageRM indicated there will be further hires on the back of a “major project win” in the UK.

Delaware North Sportservice, the hospitality partner of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, has named Heath Barbato as general manager of its operations at the team’s Lambeau Field stadium.

The role covers several associated restaurants and operations in the Packers’ Titletown development. Barbato previously served as executive chef at Lambeau Field.

In his new role, Barbato will be responsible for managing all food and beverage services at the stadium, including game-day concessions, premium dining and event catering. He will also have oversight of several restaurants that Delaware North operates on behalf of the Packers.

Elsewhere in the NFL, the Denver Broncos have promoted Brittany Bowlen to senior vice-president of strategy and hired China Jude to the new position of vice-president of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Jude joins the Broncos having previously served as senior associate athletics director for administration at the University of Wyoming. Jude will report to Bowlen in her new role and will lead the Broncos’ overall diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, as well as represent the team as an external ambassador on social justice initiatives.

Bowlen had served as the Broncos’ vice-president of strategic initiatives since December 2019. She is the daughter of Pat Bowlen, the late owner of the Broncos.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has extended the contract of president Mark Emmert until December 31, 2025.

Emmert’s previous contract had been due to expire in 2023. He has served as president of the NCAA since November 2010.

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