Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket Appoint Deputy Chairman

August 22, 2011

Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket have appointmented Ralph Waters as Deputy Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, to be hosted in New Zealand and Australia.

Waters is the Chairman of Fletcher Building Limited, a Director of Woolworths Limited, Fonterra Co-Operative Limited and Westpac New Zealand Limited and until earlier this year, was Chairman of Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited. Previously, Mr Waters was Chief Executive of the Sydney based Email Limited and then Chief Executive of the Auckland based Fletcher Building.

James Strong, who was announced last week as Chairman, and his Deputy Mr Waters, will lead the Board overseeing the delivery of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer.

The Committee Deputy Chairman’s appointment was made following an extensive executive search process conducted on behalf of New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Australia.

Commenting on his appointment, Waters said: “As a cricket tragic, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved in the organisation of the next World Cup. I played years of low level cricket around Australia and for four years in London too. I have travelled the world to watch the Australian team play. Being involved with cricket – and for the two countries where I now share my time – will be a privilege.”