One of the key figures behind this year's Rugby World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics has been unveiled as the new chief executive of Warwickshire Country Cricket Club.
Neil Snowball will take over the top job at Edgbaston in January following the retirement of incumbent Colin Povey next month after almost a decade in the role.
Mr Snowball is currently chief operating officer of England Rugby 2015, the organising committee behind the 2015 Rugby World Cup which included games at Villa Park.
He was responsible for all aspects of delivery of the tournament including match venues, host cities, team services, security, transport and technology as well as managing multiple stakeholder partnerships.
Prior to his current role, he was head of sport operations at the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
In a similar role, he was responsible for service delivery and operational management for the 26 Olympic and 20 Paralympic sports and 45 competition venues.
Before joining LOCOG, he spent eight years as an executive director at global investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Mr Snowball is a lifelong cricket fan and has been involved with Guildford Cricket Club for many years as a player, coach and administrator.
He also spent three years as its chairman and also led the Guildford Cricket Festival.
In 2012, he was invited to be a member of the Surrey County Cricket Club Business Advisory Group and also served on the Surrey Championship committee.
Warwickshire CCC chairman Norman Gascoigne said: "Neil was the outstanding candidate for the role.
"He will bring a wealth of relevant experience as the club strives for greater success on and off the field, building on the outstanding platform created under the leadership of Colin Povey."
Mr Snowball, who will relocate from Surrey for the role, added: "I am delighted to have been appointed as Warwickshire's chief executive, joining a club with not only a proud and successful history but with a clear ambition for the future.
"The strength of the playing squad, as evidenced by performances over the last five years, and the world class facilities at Edgbaston offer enormous opportunity in the years ahead."