The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Claire Furlong has been appointed as the organisation’s General Manager – Strategic Communications. She will take up her position on 17 July.
Ms Furlong is current Head of Sport at Hanover Sport with clients including England and Wales Cricket Board, NFL and Asian Football Confederation. Prior to Hanover, she ran her own consultancy for a number of years with a range of clients including Team England for whom she led the media operation at Glasgow 2014.
Ms Furlong has also worked as Head of Marketing and Communications for UK Athletics, during which time she spearheaded London’s successful campaign for the hosting of the 2017 World Athletics Championship. Previous roles also include Head of Communications at Vero Communications and the English Institute of Sport. She started her career as a sports journalist and producer and was part of the founding team of talkSPORT.