Cricket Australia Retains James Sutherland as CEO

By Community | September 19, 2014

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has his future secured after signing an open-ended deal to replace his fixed-term contract.

The 49-year-old’s agreement was set to come to an end after next year’s World Cup but he is now set to stay beyond that on an “ongoing employment arrangement”.

“As a board, we want James to continue his work leading Australian cricket, with the aim to be the number one sport for viewership, fan passion, participation, team success and to be a completely unified national sport,” said CA chairman Wally Edwards.

Sutherland, who has been in charge of CA since June 2001, commented: “I’m very grateful to the board for the confidence and faith it has shown in me to continue as CEO beyond next year,” he said.

“That confidence is really a reflection of the great work being carried out by CA staff and those at state and territory associations who strive each day to make cricket great.

“It is a huge honour to lead the game and I’m as passionate as I have ever been to deliver on our strategy of making cricket Australia’s favourite sport.”