Cricket Australia

The Board

Wally Edwards

Wally Edwards — Chairman

Occupation: Chairman of Cricket Australia (2011- present) having been appointed a Director in 1996. Company Director of Holman Industries (a Perth-based irrigation products manufacturer)

Career Background:   Twenty five years as a Director of the Western Australian Cricket Association (1987 to 2012), appointed Vice President in 2000 and received life membership of that organisation in 2002.

Qualifications/Education: Civil Engineer

Cricket Background: He represented Australia in three Test matches in 1974–75 against England as a left-hand opening batsman and played 25 first-class matches for Western Australia between 1973–74 and 1977–78. At local level he played with the Midland-Guildford, University cricket Clubs.  He was Captain / Coach of North Perth Club for the final six years of his cricket career

David Peever

David Peever - Deputy Chairman

Occupation: Deputy Chairman of Cricket Australia (appointed May 2014) having been appointed a Director in October 2012. Non-Executive Director of the Melbourne Business School, a Director of the Business Council of Australia, a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council and the Department of Defence Gender Equality Advisory Board, Director of the Australian Foundation Investment Company Ltd and Chairman First Principles Review of the Department of Defence

Career Background: Managing Director Rio Tinto Australia from 2009-2013.

Qualifications/Education: Graduated from James Cook University with an economics degree and later completed a Masters of Science in Mineral Economics from Macquarie University.

Cricket Background: Brisbane grade cricketer


 John Bannon

Hon Dr John Bannon AO FASSA

Occupation: Director of Cricket Australia (appointed November 2008) and Co-Chair of the National Indigenous Cricket Council

Career Background: Adjunct Professor of Law specialising in constitutional history and federal/state relations, and former Master of St Mark’s College at the University of Adelaide, was Premier and Treasurer of South Australia from 1982 to 1992, and is a former member of the Board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Chair of the National Archives of Australia Council. Received an Honorary Doctorate from the Adelaide University in 2014.

Qualifications/Education: Degrees in Arts and Law at the University of Adelaide and Ph.D. in Australian Political History at Flinders University

Cricket Background: Played cricket for University and St Peters Old Collegians and is a Player Life Member of the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association, a member of the Lords Taverners and the Bradman Collection Management Committee

 Michael Kasprowicz

Michael Kasprowicz

Occupation: Director of Cricket Australia (appointed August 2011), Board member of the Australia India Council, Director of Venture India Pty Ltd and a member of Opportunity International – Advisory Council.

Career Background: Past President of the Australian Cricketers’ Association and past Board member of the Queensland Cricketers Club

Qualifications/Education: MBA at the University of Queensland Business School

Cricket Background: 113 wickets in 38 Tests, 67 wickets in 43 ODIs and five wickets in two T20 Internationals for Australia, retired from first class cricket in 2007-08 after playing 115 matches and taking 505 wickets and a Director of Bulls Masters

 Earl Eddings

Earl Eddings

Occupation: Director of Cricket Australia (appointed September 2008), Chief Executive Officer of The Greencap Group, board member of the Advisory Board RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law and MBA Programs

Career Background: North Melbourne Cricket Club President (2001-2008), Director of Cricket Victoria (2006-2014), having been appointed Deputy Chairman in 2008

Qualifications/Education: Background in risk management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the London Business School

Cricket Background: Played 242 games for North Melbourne and Northcote Cricket Clubs, also representing The Victorian Second XI in '88/'89, he is also a member of the 200 Club

 Tony Harrison

Tony Harrison

Occupation: Director of Cricket Australia (appointed September 2002), current Chairman of Cricket Tasmania, Chairman of Bright Company Pty Ltd and Councillor College of Fellows Public Relations Institute of Australia

Career Background: Life Fellow and Former National President Public Relations Institute of Australia. A member of the Tasmanian Consumer Affairs Council from 1994 to 1998 appointed Chairman of the Tasmanian Government's Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee in 1998

Qualifications/Education:  Grad Dip Communication from the University of Hawaii

Cricket Background: Played cricket for the University and Geilston Bay cricket clubs

Jacquie Hey

Jacquie Hey

Occupation: Non-executive Director on the Boards of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank, Qantas Airways Limited, Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), Melbourne Business School and of Cricket Australia (appointed in 2012). Also the Honorary Consul for Sweden in Victoria.

Career Background: Previously Managing Director of Ericsson entities in Europe, Australia/New Zealand and in the Middle East.

Qualifications / Education: Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Certificate in Management from Southern Cross University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts

Occupation:  CEO at 2XU

Career Background: Former director of Netball Australia and the Australian Sporting Goods Association

Qualifications/Education:  Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma of Management and GAICD (International Company Directors Course)

Cricket Background:  Australian Youth Team 1991, Cricket Academy 1991 and New South Wales 1994-1998

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor AO

Occupation:  Cricket Commentator with TCN 9 and Brand Ambassador- Fujitsu General

Career Background:  Former Cricket NSW director 1999-2012 and Foundation Director Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation.

Qualifications/Education: Bachelor of Surveying (University of NSW) and Hon Doctor of Science (University of NSW)

Cricket Background:  Northern Districts C.C (Sydney) 1981-1999, Life Member New South Wales Cricket 1985-1999. Captain various years.- Life Member, Australian Cricket 1989-1999, Captain 1995-1999.

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