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Team Performance department changes announced


March 06, 2019

Cricket Australia today announced changes in its executive ranks to provide greater focus on the Team Performance department.

The Team Performance leadership will be divided into separate functions, with an Executive General Manager of High Performance and an Executive General Manager of National Teams.

The High Performance executive will lead Australian Cricket’s high performance system in conjunction with State and Territory Associations. The role is tasked with developing the highest quality domestic competitions and fostering collaboration across other aspects of the high performance system with State and Territory Associations to develop the players, coaches and umpires of the future.

Working with State and Territory Associations, key responsibilities of the role will include:

    •    Domestic Competitions and National Championships

    •    Player, coach and umpire pathways (including Premier Cricket)

    •    Talent identification and management

    •    Australian Youth Teams

    •    Sport Science and Sport Medicine

The Executive General Manager - National Teams will drive the performance of the men’s and women’s national teams. The role will be tasked with developing national teams who focus on the goal of winning and the expectation of competing with respect.

The candidate will have a deep understanding of the high performance elements of cricket, including the management, coaching and playing perspectives at the highest levels of the game.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

    •    Australian Teams

    •    Australia A Teams

    •    Team operations and logistics

    •    Selection of national teams

Speaking on the new positions, Cricket Australia CEO, Kevin Roberts said:

“After reflecting on the EGM Team Performance position over the home summer, we have made the decision to split responsibilities across two roles to enable greater focus on the many dimensions of a complex role.

“The EGM of High Performance will work closely with States and Territories to lead and drive the high performance system nationally. The role will focus on developing the quality of domestic competitions as well as fostering the next generation of elite players, coaches and umpires.

The EGM of National Teams will be dedicated to maximising the performance of Australian teams on the international stage in a way that makes Australians proud.

“Both roles will work closely with the EGM of Community Cricket, Belinda Clark, to manage the three key levels of the game, from community cricket through to professional competitions at the domestic level and ultimately to national teams who represent our country.

“Belinda will continue in the interim role until these two appointments are made, and we thank her for providing outstanding leadership over the course of summer.

“The recruitment of these two roles will round out CA’s new executive team and set us up for success as an organisation on and off the field,” said Mr Roberts.

Cricket Australia and Egon Zehnder will work closely together on the recruitment of the roles. Information can be found on the careers page at cricketaustralia.com.au and expressions of interest can be sent to mel.search@egonzehnder.com.


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