Julie awarded British Empire Medal
Warwickshire’s Julie Cowley has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her role and services to cricket; particularly as event co-ordinator for the ICC Champions Trophy that was staged at Edgbaston in 2013.
David Collier, Chief Executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), today hailed the achievements of England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards and vice-captain Jenny Gunn, after the pair were awarded a CBE and MBE, but also praised Julie and a host of other individuals who were recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their services to the game.
Julie, who has been PA to the Chief Executive at Edgbaston for 10 years, will soon visit Buckingham Palace to receive her British Empire Medal, which rewards a sustained, local contribution for innovative or high-impact work of a relatively short duration.
Mr Collier added: “Julie and the rest of the administrative team at Edgbaston worked tirelessly behind the scenes last summer to make the ICC Champions Trophy a huge success and helped ensure that the final attended by the ICC Board and Chief Executives, was a memorable occasion for all concerned.”