Cricket Australia Appoint David Peever as new Chairman

October 30, 2015

Cricket Australia have confirmed the appointment of former Rio Tinto Australia managing director David Peever as their new chairman. 

Peever officially replaced outgoing chairman Wally Edwards at Thursday’s Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.

Edwards enjoyed a four-year term as chairman, in a period which saw the team win the Cricket World Cup earlier this year.

“This is a key time for Australian cricket,” said Peever. “A lot of significant change has occurred for the better on and off the field.

“But in an ever-changing world, I believe we have to work harder than ever before to maintain cricket’s privileged place as the Australia’s traditional summer pastime.”

With his retirement, Wally Edwards ends a long-term association with Cricket Australia, where he spent 19 years on the board.

“It has been a great privilege to have played a part in helping Australian cricket increase in strength and most importantly the significant progression of professionalism and unity across our sport,” Edwards said.

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