Cricket experts convene to discuss Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Chaired by BBC Sport's Tanya Arnold, the team of cricket experts will explore leadership in sport both on and off the pitch with Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the event to be held at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Tuesday 25 February.
The event, which runs from 5.30-7pm, will also see the speakers reflect on the Winter Ashes series in Australia and look ahead to the 2014 season.
This is the first in this year's Leeds Met 'Carnegie Conversations' guest lecture series, organised by the University's Carnegie Faculty. The public are encouraged to submit questions via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #carnegieconversations prior to and during the event, which will be available to watch afterwards at www.leedsmet.ac.uk/guestspeakers. Questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Whitrod Brown, Associate Dean of the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Met, commented: "This is the second year we have brought together speakers from the world of sport who have achieved excellence in their respective careers to share their insights into performance success. As well as hearing from these inspirational speakers, Carnegie Conversations provides an informal networking opportunity for local and regional organisations as well as staff and students of our University.
"The speakers have been selected to coincide with major sporting events and, as well as exploring particular topics such as leadership or motivation, provide expert commentary on unfolding sporting drama such as the Ashes, Tour de France and World Cup football."
Mark Arthur arrived at Headingley after holding similar positions at Nottinghamshire CCC and Nottingham Forest Football Club, where he worked for 13 years. He started a career in sports administration at the Test and County Cricket Board, now the England and Wales Cricket Board, in 1990 before moving to Trent Bridge in 1994, and has over 20 years' experience at the highest level of sports administration, both in cricket and football.
Martyn Moxon is one of only 15 men to have scored more than 18,000 first-class runs for Yorkshire. The former opening batsman and county captain also played ten Test and eight One-Day International matches for England prior to his move into coaching. Moxon scored nearly 30,000 runs in all forms of the game in his 18-year playing career, and he is now Yorkshire's Director of Professional Cricket, heading up the county's backroom staff.
A legend of the game from his playing days as a fast bowler for Australia in Test and One-Day International cricket, Jason Gillespie has made an impressive start to his coaching career. Following a spell in Zimbabwe, he returned to Headingley ahead of the 2012 summer season. Gillespie spent two years with the county as their overseas player in 2006 and 2007, so it was no surprise when he accepted the offer of the job as first-team coach in a restructure of the coaching department.
Broadcaster Tanya Arnold is the main presenter of the Super League Show on BBC One. Tanya is well-known to rugby league fans as part of the BBC's Challenge Cup and Four Nations team, as well as being a regular sports presenter with BBC Look North, Yorkshire's regional news programme.
Future lectures to be held in the 'Carnegie Conversations' series include a session on Wednesday 5 March hosted by Malcolm Brown, who oversees the programmes of many of British Triathlon's Leeds-based performance athletes and was instrumental in Britain's preparations and progress towards and during London 2012, culminating in Alistair Brownlee's gold medal triumph. Steve Peters, Consultant sport psychiatrist to the British Cycling Team, Sky Pro Cycling and Liverpool Football club, and author of the best-selling mind management book 'The Chimp Paradox', will host on Monday 17 March.
All of the lectures are free but places are limited. Please book by visiting www.leedsmet.ac.uk/guestspeakers