Cricket Australia announces executive changes

Cricket Australia (CA) today announced changes to its executive team, signalling a new chapter under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Kevin Roberts.

Changes to the Broadcasting, Digital Media and Commercial team see Stephanie Beltrame stepping into a new role, as Interim EGM Broadcasting and Commercial.

Stephanie will continue to deepen the relationships with broadcast partners and will work to ensure the ongoing growth of CA’s commercial partnerships.

The Digital team will be moved to the Events and Leagues department under Anthony Everard’s ongoing leadership, with the department being renamed Fan Engagement.

Anthony has been charged with improving the way CA engages with fans.

As a result of these changes Ben Amarfio has left the business today.

While Pat Howard has previously made clear his intentions not to renew his contract next year, it has been decided to bring forward his departure which will take effect next week after a handover.

Belinda Clark AO has agreed to take on the role of Interim EGM, Team Performance until Pat’s permanent replacement is announced in the new year.

Kieran McMillan will step into the Interim EGM, Community Cricket role until such time that Belinda returns to her post.

Pat joined Cricket Australia in 2011, as a recommendation of the Argus Review and has been instrumental in driving change in a new team performance structure, with a focus on player and coaching pathways in the Australian system.

Female Engagement previously reporting into the COO will move to report into Karina Keisler and be part of the newly named Communications and Stakeholder Engagement department, formerly Public Affairs.

With a greater focus on relationships with employees, previous Head of People and Culture, Raj Tapper is now General Manager, People and Culture.

Similarly, an increased focus on digital transformation will see Mike Osborne as General Manager Technology, formerly Head of Technology.

A search will commence immediately for a Chief Operating Officer, a position previously held by Kevin Roberts.

CEO Kevin Roberts, said:

“It is clear that we need to deepen our relationships with fans, players and the broader cricket community.

“We are committed to making cricket stronger and developing closer connections with the community and greater alignment across the organisation.

“Everyone at CA is focused on rebuilding and moving forward after what has been a turbulent year in Australian cricket.

The CA Executive team now consists of:

Kevin Roberts CEO

Anthony Everard EGM Fan Engagement

Belinda Clark Interim EGM Team Performance

Christine Harman General Counsel & Company Secretary

Karina Keisler EGM Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Kieran McMillan Interim EGM Community Cricket

Mike Osborne GM Technology

Raj Tapper GM People and Culture

Stephanie Beltrame Interim EGM Broadcasting & Commercial

Todd Shand CFO

Nick Hockley CEO ICC World T20 (reports to Board of Local Organising Committee)

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