Wasim Khan MBE
In 1990, Wasim became the first British born Pakistani to become a professional cricketer in England. In 2005, he was recruited as CEO by Lord Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, to plan and deliver Chance to Shine, a cricket-education programme in state schools. The charity raised £55 million in 9 years and delivered to over 2.5 million state school children, including 1 million girls. His autobiography ‘Brim Full of Passion’ won the coveted prize of Wisden Book of the Year in 2006.In 2013 he was awarded an MBE for services to cricket and communities. Wasim completed an Executive MBA at Warwick Business School in 2014. He delivers leadership in practice lectures on their MBA programme. He became CEO of Leicestershire County Cricket Club in early 2015. He is currently the only South Asian CEO across any professional sporting club in the UK. He joined the Board of Sport England in October 2016, with responsibility of distributing £1b across sport in England.