Cricket Australia (CA) is the custodian of cricket in Australia with a vision to be this country's favourite sport. CA has more than 150 employees across its head office in Jolimont, Melbourne and the Centre of Excellence (COE) in Brisbane, as well as staff based in various locations across Australia.
Cricket Australia is made up of six member associations:
- Cricket New South Wales
- Queensland Cricket
- South Australian Cricket Association
- Tasmanian Cricket Association
- Cricket Victoria
- Western Australian Cricket Association
The Australian Capital Territory Cricket Association and the Northern Territory Cricket Association are non-member associations.
New Governance for Australian Cricket
In August 2012, State Associations voted to replace CA’s state-based Board of 14 Directors with a new, nine-person Board with three independent Directors and one each appointed by the six State Associations.
The resolution was a continuation of the process that started in early 2012 after the review tabled by governance specialists Crawford and Carter recommended Cricket Australia consider a range of changes including moving to a smaller, independent Board.
The six State Association-appointed Directors are: Wally Edwards, John Bannon, David Dilley, Earl Eddings Tony Harrison, and Michael Kasprowicz. The independent Directors are: Jacqueline Hey, David Peever and Kevin Roberts.
The nine Directors making up the new Board took up their new roles at CA’s Annual General Meeting in late October 2012 to serve for three years. The Board will then move progressively to a fully independent Board by 2017.
Each Director will have one vote except in the case of a deadlock in which case the CA Chairman will have a casting vote.
The State Association Members will each have three votes on constitutional issues.
Click to go to the Board of Directors' profile page
Executive - Chief Executive Officer, James Sutherland
The Executive department is led by the Chief Executive Officer. Together with a Leadership Team and support staff, the CEO's role is to work closely with all of Cricket Australia’s stakeholders to provide effective management and leadership for Australian cricket. The Executive team also provides administrative support for the Chairman and Board and coordinates hospitality events. This department also incorporates the Strategy team, which supports the business on all strategic projects, including developing and monitoring the strategy for Australian cricket and providing advice to the CEO, Leadership Team and Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Operations - Executive General Manager, Mike McKenna
The Operations department incorporates the; Commercial Operations, Cricket Operations, International Cricket Events, the Big Bash League (BBL) and the Anti-Corruption and Security business units. Operationally the department is responsible for all aspects of running BBL and international cricket matches, including , logistics and events. They also manage all Interstate and national age group competitions, are responsible for player education programs and the management of match officials. Operations supports revenue-raising by sourcing and servicing our commercial partners and managing the CA Licensing program. The Anti-Corruption and Security division of the department manages the security of teams and the develops and manages relevant integrity protocols and strategies.
Marketing, Digital and Communications - Executive General Manager, Ben Amarfio
This department is made up of the Public Affairs, Marketing, Digital and Government and Community Relations teams and works together to drive interest in all areas of cricket. The department is the face and voice of Cricket Australia, with the Public Affairs team’s mission to generate positive interest and media attention in cricket. The Government and Community Relations team manage CA’s corporate social responsibility and fosters effective relationships with all levels of government. Within the department the Marketing team is responsible for engaging fans through innovative and creative campaigns, while the Digital unit manages CA’s online properties, including the company’s website and social media accounts.
Team Performance - Executive General Manager, Pat Howard
The creation of the Team Performance unit was a recommendation of the 2011 Argus Review into Australian cricket. This department comprises of players, coaches, selectors and support staff and has ultimate responsibility for the performance of Australian elite teams. The Team Performance department includes the Brisbane-based Centre of Excellence (COE), the national high performance training hub for Australian cricket. The role of the COE is to manage and support the development of elite players for future national teams.
Business and Advisory Services - Executive General Manager, Kate Banozic
Comprising of Finance, Risk, Legal and Technology, the role of this department is to support the wider business through the provision of corporate services. The finance team manages CA’s financial accounts, is responsible for overseeing cricket’s financial model and provides procurement support to the business to maximise efficiency. The Technology team manages a range of exciting IT projects and provides a range of technological support to the business. The legal department works closely with all parts of CA on legal matters, such as the management of contractual agreements, supporting the implementation of various strategic business initiatives and ensuring the business has effective mechanisms for reviewing commercial terms.
Game and Market Development - Executive General Manager, Andrew Ingleton
Game and Market Development works closely with the State & Territory Associations to help deliver on Australian Crickets strategic pillar of increasing participation in the sport. The department is responsible for overseeing cricket’s development activity, from grassroots to the highest amateur levels with the aim of inspiring future players and fans. Game and Market Development is also responsible for converting participants into fans and ensuring that cricket is a sport for all Australians. The department develops and manages programs and strategies for participants at all levels, indoor cricket, volunteers, private providers, schools and diverse groups. The nationalisation of the in2CRICKET program is a key strategic priority.
Media Rights - General Manager, Stephanie Beltrame
The Media Rights team manages cricket's media partners and broadcasters, fostering relationships that are critical to the sport’s biggest revenue stream and working to build the value of cricket’s media revenues for the future.
Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association
Cricket Australia recognises the importance of Australian players' rights to an active, independent representative body. Cricket Australia works closely with the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) to ensure the best possible outcome for Australian cricket.
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