Sunday, November 27, 2022

Clea Smith Joins Cricket Australia Board

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Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the appointment of Clea Smith as an Independent Director.

Smith brings a wealth of knowledge acquired in business management, player welfare and as an international cricketer to the CA Board.

A former Australian and Victorian opening bowler, she featured in two ICC World Cup victories and five national championship winning teams and is a life member of the Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club.

Smith worked in several roles for the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) including General Manager of Member Programs, General Manager Past Players and Strategic Projects and National Manager Past Player Program.

Smith holds an MBA and BA App. Science: Sport Coaching and Administration and is currently chief executive of The Mind Room, a mental health and wellbeing company.

Dr Lachlan Henderson, CA Chair said:

“Clea brings absolutely impeccable credentials to the CA Board with her playing and management experience and also the perspective gained during her time with the ACA,” said Henderson.

“At a time when Australian Cricket is focussing on the mental health challenges faced by players and all our people, Clea’s experience in this field will also prove invaluable.”

Clea Smith, CA Director said:

“I’m really looking forward to joining the CA Board and working with my fellow Directors to continue the work being done to nurture and grow the game,” said Smith.

“This is an exciting and challenging time for cricket, and I hope my experience as a player, with the ACA and in business will complement the skills of my fellow Directors as we look to the future.”

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