Australian batsman Chris Rogers has agreed to return to Derbyshire as captain for the 2009 season.
Rogers has scored prolifically since arriving as the county's overseas player in the summer, scoring 1,232 first-class runs and four centuries at an average of 56.
The gritty left-hander took over the captaincy from Rikki Clarke only five months into a disappointing reign.
Clarke has since moved to Warwickshire less than a year after joining from Surrey.
Rogers said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed playing for Derbyshire in 2008 and am therefore very pleased to have been handed the opportunity of returning next year.
"We have a talented squad here with some exciting young players coming through and a good spirit within the camp so I hope we can continue to progress and enjoy a successful 2009.
"The captaincy has been an exciting new challenge for me and I am already looking forward to continuing to lead Derbyshire next season."
Derbyshire's head of cricket John Morris said: "Chris has scored consistent runs throughout the 2008 season and throughout his career so I am delighted to be welcoming him back as captain next year.
"Since taking over the reins leading the side midway through the season, Chris has also proved to be an excellent leader and his experience will be vital to us in 2009."