Who’s Who in Cricket: Andrea Nelson | cricexec

Who’s Who in Cricket: Andrea Nelson

Must Read

Photo Credit: LinkedIn Profile Photo of Andrea Nelson



Career Highlights

Current Role
Freelance Consultant, Various (July 2022 – Present)
Chair, Northern Region Football (Sep 2016 – Present)

Previous Roles
Chief Executive Officer, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup New Zealand (Jun 2019 – July 2022)
Head of Strategy and Business Development, Duco Events (Oct 2018 – Jun 2019)
Freelance Consultant, Various (Mar 2018 – Oct 2018)
General Manager – New Zealand, Rugby League World Cup 2017 (Jan 2016 – Mar 2018)
Director Marketing and Communications, FIFA Under-20 World Cup (Dec 2014 – Jul 2015)
Head of Brand and Marketing Communications, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) (May 2013 – Oct 2014)
Senior Consultant, Baldwin Boyle Group (Jan 2013 – May 2013)
Head of Editorial Services and Chief Editor, London 2012 (2005 Nov 2012)
London Marketing Manager, London 2012 Bid (Nov 2004 – Jul 2005)
Marketing Manager, London Development Agency (2004 – Less than a year)
Senior Marketing Manager (contract position), Department of Work and Pensions (2003 – 2004)
Communications Manager, NSW Department of State and Regional Development (2001 – 2003)
Radio Host, 95bFM (1994 – 2000)


Andrea Nelson is a senior sporting executive and leader from New Zealand. She has over 20 years’ experience in leading roles in high-profiles organizations, including Rugby League World Cup, FIFA U-20 World Cup and London 2012. Nelson currently serves as the chairperson of Northern Region Football, an entity created through the merger of 2 regional federations (Auckland and Northern). 

Previously, Nelson served as the Chief Executive Officer of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 in New Zealand for just over three years, until July 2022, when the role ended after the successful conclusion of the World Cup on April 3, 2022. 

Nelson resumed her freelance consulting practice after her stint with the ICC, providing services to various companies. Her key areas of focus includes strategy and its implementation and corporate communications, among others. 

Andrea Nelson has a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Auckland University of Technology. She is also a Chartered Member of Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a non-profit organization for a “Good Governance for a Strong New Zealand” for which she received a license in September 2021.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

become a cricexec insider!

Join for free and get:

  • The cricexec “daily briefing” newsletter
  • Exclusive industry reports
  • Invitations to industry events
  • Early access to industry job postings
  • Many other benefits!

Latest News

Melbourne Stars: Imad Wasim rounds out BBL|13 internationals

Photo Credit: Afghanistan Cricket Board Pakistan all-rounder, Imad Wasim has signed for the Stars for KFC BBL|13. Imad, who recently retired from...

More Articles Like This

Cricexec Newsletter