Cricket Australia has appointed Nick Hockley as the permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the board. He was serving on an interim basis till now since Kevin Roberts resigned in June 2020. Hockley has previously been head of commercial negotiations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He is also the part of the local organising committee for the T20 World Cup 2020 and has served as head of commercial projects with CA. As general manager, he also oversaw the commercial and marketing of the ICC World Cup 2015 jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Nick Hockley was delighted to be handed over the position and stated that he will contributed to the game positively. “As Australia’s national sport, cricket is at the heart of our national and cultural identity. I am under no illusion about the importance of cricket to the lives of so many Australians, nor the magnitude and responsibility of this role. Leading Cricket Australia is the greatest privilege of my working life and I am committed to doing all I can to making a positive contribution to the game and the community,” he said according to Cricbuzz.
CA Chairman Earl Eddings confirmed Nick Hockley’s appointment as the CEO of the board. He praised Hockley for his immense contribution to CA during his interim period which was challenging as well given the COVID circumstances.
“Nick’s contribution to Australian Cricket has been immense and, on behalf of the board, I am most pleased to confirm his appointment as CEO, which was unanimously endorsed by the board. Nick was named Interim CEO at an incredibly challenging period for Australian sport, and society in general, and there were many instances where the once-in-a-generation obstacles in his path must have seemed overwhelming.
“But through his leadership, resolve, worth ethic and vision for the game, Australian Cricket emerged stronger than ever. For that, Nick deserves enormous credit,” Eddings said.