CA appoints Dr Lachlan Henderson to Board
September 04, 2018
The Board of Cricket Australia today announced the appointment of incoming Director, Dr Lachlan Henderson, effective immediately.
Dr Henderson’s position will be open for re-election at the Cricket Australia Annual General Meeting on 25 October.
A former WA First Grade cricketer for University, Dr Henderson was appointed WACA Chairman in October 2015, and was pivotal in the Association's discussions and planning in a significant period of change and growth for WA cricket.
Dr Henderson stood down from the WACA Board prior to becoming CEO of Epworth HealthCare in January 2017. Epworth is a $900m revenue, 1,750-bed not for profit private health care group employing close to 7,000 staff across nine sites in Victoria.
Cricket Australia Chairman, David Peever welcomed Dr Henderson to the Board.
“We are privileged to welcome Lachlan back into the cricket fold, and confident that he will add an exceptional skillset on the Board.
"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,” said Mr Peever.
Dr Henderson said: “It’s an incredible honour to be appointed to the Board of Cricket Australia. While the recent challenges have been well publicised, Cricket is in a very strong position in Australia with record participants and new broadcast partners.
"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,” said Dr Henderson.
Dr Henderson is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and his Board appointments include: former Chair WA President’s Medical Liaison Council for MDA National; Board Member Swan Care Group (Aged Care). From 2013 – 2016, he was a Director of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) and was Chairman from 2015 - 2016.
In 2005, Dr Henderson completed a Master of Health Services Management (MHSM) at Monash University and in 2006 a Fellow of Leadership WA.
The Cricket Australia Board Nominations Process:
The Nominations Committee is made up of a mix of State Board Chairmen and CA Directors. This year the members are Dr Ken Michael (WACA), Sal Vasta (Queensland Cricket), Michelle Tredenick (CA) and Earl Eddings (CA) as Chairman of the nominations committee.
The process is supported by search firm, Egon Zehnder. Following a search process, the relevant State and the nominations committee recommend a candidate for election by the State Cricket Associations.