All change at Essex as Stephenson stands down

Essex Cricket chief Executive John Stephenson has decided to step down from the role after the 2024 campaign.

Stephenson cited pursuing other projects as the reason behind his decision. Meanwhile, he will remain at the club to oversee regulatory issues and work with the Board on other strategic priorities.

Speaking to, Stephenson – a former Essex and England player – said: “This has been a difficult decision to make as Essex has been in my bloodstream since the day I walked through the doors at Chelmsford in 1984.  

“I am proud of what I achieved here. I have loved my time as chief executive and particularly enjoyed working with our diverse and talented board and our close-knit team of professional and dedicated staff.

“We have enjoyed success on the field and I am certain there is more to come. I wish everyone at the club the very best for the future, which I am confident will be successful, building on the strong foundations which we, as a team, have built. I will always be willing to assist Essex in any way that I can in the future.”

Essex has also announced that Dan Feist is the new general manager as part of an ongoing restructuring.

Feist, who will now oversee the day-to-day running of the club, following his role as deputy chief executive.

Dan Feist (Courtesy of Essex Cricket)

Brian Jeeves