Board of Directors & Club Officers
Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk, is a British peer who holds the office of Earl Marshal. The seat of the Duke of Norfolk is Arundel Castle in Sussex. We are honoured to be located within the stunning grounds of the Duke of Norfolk Estate and to have the Duke of Norfolk as our President.
I grew up in Sussex in a cricketing family, often helping my mother with teas at our village cricket club and I worked at Lords during college vacations when my father was assistant secretary to Billy Griffith at the MCC. My father followed Billy Griffith as Chairman of Arundel and as a family we have many happy memories of the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club. My early career was spent working in London and when I returned to work after having a family, I took over the role of regional manager for a national charity until retirement. I was elected to West Sussex County Council in 2009 representing the Billingshurst division and currently hold the post of lead member for Adults and Health.
I enjoy all sports, in particular cricket, rugby, tennis and golf. Being invited to join the Board was a proud moment for me bearing in mind my father’s long association with the club and I am honoured to be Chairman.
Mark is a Chartered Accountant who was formerly Finance Director of Caffyns plc until he retired in 2016. He has been Treasurer of the Club since 2011 and, prior to incorporation in 2012, served on the Club Committee from 2006. He is also a Vice President of St James’s Montefiore CC. Together with his wife, Jo, their connection with Arundel started over 25 years ago when the eldest of their three sons, Michael, first started playing at the ground for the Sussex Martlets and he continues to do so. Apart from cricket, Mark’s other sporting passion is rugby.
A retired solicitor, ex-partner in Penningtons and Mishcon de Reya and consultant to Lawrence Graham”.
I sit on the board of the FACCC in my capacity as Chairman of the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation. Both organisations work closely together to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to visit Arundel and to experience its magical setting. Few grounds host both men and women’s first-class cricket, ECB disability cricket as well as club and village cricket. In addition, Arundel welcomes hundreds of young people each year as part of the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation’s programme of activities. It is a very special place.
Simon has enjoyed a long career in Corporate Banking and currently is the Head of Real Estate Finance at MetroBank. Outside of Banking, Simon has had an extensive involvement with Cricket in Sussex having played for many years in the Sussex Cricket League and administratively as a Board member at Sussex County Cricket Club where he held the position of Vice Chairman from 2017 – 2020. Married with two young children, if not on the golf course, Simon can be found at weekends ferrying his 14 year old son, Benjamin all around the county for junior cricket matches.
I have a love for the game of cricket and cherish some very fond memories of playing at Arundel for many representative and club XI’s. When I was asked to join the board, I jumped at the chance. It was an opportunity to help grow FACCC and give back some of the huge enjoyment I had during my playing days here. In my personal life I have a wonderful wife and 2 children, who love visiting the ground for different reasons (the kids to run about and visit the tea hut and my wife for a glass of vino!). I am a Health, Safety and Risk Management professional and in my spare time I like to play golf, watch sport and travel when I get a chance.
Philip Jordan is CEO of Henry Adams Estate Agents and Surveyors. He is married with three grown up children and lives close to Horsham. These days he enjoys watching many sports, particularly cricket, and is a former Chairman of Pulborough Rugby Club. In addition Philip’s hobbies include horse racing, fishing and travel.
Paul is an exiled Yorkshireman, since leaving God`s Own Country aged 19, to attend University in London.
A criminal barrister, Paul practices throughout the South East and on occasion further afield.
Despite living in Sussex since 2005, Paul retains strong affection for Huddersfield Town FC, Huddersfield Giants RL and Yorkshire CCC.
Introduced to Arundel Castle CC by his wife Victoria, whose grandfather Ronnie Aird was a founding member, it was love at first sight.
The present Chairman of the Sussex Martlets, Paul still (tries to) play for Chichester CC, the Martlets and Goodwood CC, with varying degrees of success!
Mark Andrew Robinson (born 23 November 1966) is a former English cricketer who is the former coach of the England women’s cricket team. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, Robinson played for three different English counties (Northamptonshire, Yorkshire, and Sussex), and spent one season in New Zealand, playing for Canterbury. After retiring from playing, he served as coach of Sussex from 2005 to 2015, winning County Championships with the team in 2006 and 2007, and also coached several England Lions tours. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours.
Matt Warren is Managing Director of Travel Places, a company specialising in looking after travel for professional sports teams. He is married with one daughter and lives in Hove. Matt still enjoys a strong passion for sport, particularly cricket, playing and watching as often as possible. He is also Chairman of Middleton Cricket Club.