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Henderson appointed to CA Board

Former chairman of the WACA named as replacement for Bob Every

Former WACA chairman Dr Lachlan Henderson has been appointed to the Board of Cricket Australia, it was announced today.

Henderson replaces Dr Bob Every, who resigned his position in May.

A former first grade player in WA Premier Cricket, Dr Henderson was a Director of the WACA from 2013-2016 and Chairman in 2015-16.

He resigned from the WACA board before taking up the CEO role at Epworth HealthCare, a position he'd held since the start of 2017.

"We are privileged to welcome Lachlan back into the cricket fold, and confident that he will add an exceptional skillset on the Board," Cricket Australia Chairman David Peever said in a statement.

"Lachlan made a considerable impact on WA cricket, not just in his year as Chairman, but throughout his three years on the WACA Board.

"His knowledge of the game, and business acumen will ensure that we continue to realise our vision of being Australia’s favourite sport."

Dr Henderson said his appointment is "an incredible honour".

"While the recent challenges have been well publicised, cricket is in a very strong position in Australia with record participants and new broadcast partners," Dr Henderson said.

"I am excited about the role I can play to better the connection with the sport and its fans and look forward to working with fellow Directors to continue to improve and strengthen the position of the game."

In other news, Cricket Victoria has announced Paul Barker will be their Board's new chairman, replacing Russell Thomas.