Mark Arthur joins the county after spending 13 years at the City Ground.
Former Nottinghamshire CCC and Nottingham Forest chief executive Mark Arthur has decided to take up the same role at Yorkshire.
Arthur was sacked from Forest after 13 years with the club when their new Kuwaiti owners took over in January and he is leaving football behind to go back to his original position in cricket.
The ex-Notts man will take up his new job at Headingley on 7 May.
Arthur has a wealth of experience in cricket administration, as not only did he spend time at Trent Bridge but also worked for the Test and County Cricket Board – before it became the ECB.
“I am delighted to be joining Yorkshire,” the new chief was quoted on ESPNcricinfo.
“It is an honour and a massive opportunity to be part of the biggest cricket club in the world.
“I will do everything during my time at Headingley for the betterment of Yorkshire cricket.”
Arthur will take over the ground in Leeds with it having been recently redeveloped as a modern facility and will play host to a Test match between England and New Zealand on the 24 May.
One of the new chief’s tasks will be to ensure Headingley is considered as a regular international venue in the future in what is an extremely competitive market in England.
The county won promotion back to Division One last season after finishing runners-up to Derbyshire – a side they are currently hosting in the County Championship in a four-day match.
Yorkshire have made a solid start to 2013 after winning and losing one of each of their first two fixtures back in the top tier.