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CEO, New Zealand Cricket (Jan 2012 – Present)
Operations Director, Rugby Travel & Hospitality (NZ) Ltd (Jun 2008 – Jan 2012)
CEO, Bristol Rugby Club (Feb 2006 – Jun 2008)
CEO, Auckland Rugby Union / Blues Franchise (Jan 2001 – Dec 2005)
CEO, Wellington Rugby Union / Hurricanes Franchise (Jan 1997 – Dec 2000)
David White is a former New Zealand International Cricketer and current senior administrator.
White played 2 Tests and 3 ODIs for BlackCaps as an opening batter on their tour to Pakistan in 1990, but did not play International cricket again. However, he had a 15-year career from 1979 to 1995 at Northern Districts, playing 106 First-Class matches and 44 List A games.
White is currently serving New Zealand Cricket as Chief Executive Officer, a role he has been performing since Feb 2012. Prior to taking up his role as a CEO, he was a Board Member of the New Zealand Cricket Players Association.
White is an experienced sports and events administrator, having acquired much of his previous experience in rugby. He is a former Chief Executive of Wellington Rugby Union and the Hurricanes, whom he served for 4 years from Jan 1997 to Dec 2000 before moving on to represent Auckland Rugby Union and the Blues as a Chief Executive Officer for 5 years from Jan 2001 to Dec 2005.
White spent 3 years in England, where he served Bristol Rugby Club as a CEO from Feb 2006 to June 2008 before returning to New Zealand to head up Rugby Travel & Hospitality’s successful Official Travel & Hospitality Programme for Rugby World Cup 2011 from June 2008 to Jan 2012.
White is also a qualified physical education teacher and completed an accountancy degree from Massey University in 1990.