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.
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
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.
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
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.
People & Culture
CA’s People & Culture team are responsible for training, learning and development, recruitment, remuneration, business administration, talent management and performance. Partnering the business, its main goal is to attract and retain the right people and to provide strategic support to CA leaders
Game and Market Development
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.
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.