29 Jan, 2008
Marcel Le Gouais
Derbyshire has appointed former
professional cricketer Mark Gouldstone as a BDM.
He will be responsible for creating business and affinity
relationships with a host of companies and community organisations
from across the society's operating area.
He will also develop links with its current partners, including
Sheffield Wednesday, Mansfield Town and Grimsby Town football
clubs, for which it runs affinity savings accounts for their
Gouldstone joined Derbyshire in June 2005 and previously worked as
savings product manager.
His sporting career stretched between 1986 and 1997, during which
he played alongside cricket legends such as Allan Lamb and Dennis
A specialist batsman and occasional opening bat, he faced some of
the most hostile bowlers in cricketing history including Wasim
Akram, Allan Donald and Malcolm Marshall.
He made his debut for Northamptonshire in 1986 against the New
Zealand touring team where he scored a respectable 35 and hit the
highest score of his career, 71, against Essex.
His performances didn't go unnoticed and he was selected for
England under-19s, where his teammates included test stars Jack
Russell, Neil Fairbrother and Phil Tufnell.
Gouldstone says: "I'm delighted to be joining the
affinities team at Derbyshire and look forward to working with
organisations across the East Midlands to create new opportunities
for customers and boosting the society's business-to - business