Former Surrey player and coach Keith Medlycott has been appointed as ICC Umpires' High Performance Manager.
The main responsibility will be to help develop all ICC-contracted umpires by introducing and monitoring training and development programs to cover physical and mental conditioning, skill development, match preparation and match day activities.
ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed explained that Medlycott had been appointed after an extensive international search.
"The ICC recognises the importance of providing the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires with the same level of support as a team of players," said Mr Speed.
"Keith is taking up an important new role that will help in the coaching and development of the game's top officials as we seek to attain ever higher levels of correct decision-making."
Medlycott will monitor, review and provide critical appraisal of the performance of umpires, as well as feedback and counseling on a regular and professional basis.
"I am looking forward to working with the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and applying the people-management skills I have developed as a player and coach over the last 20 years in this new environment," said Medlycott.
Medlycott will take up his new role on October 1, he will be based at his home in England.