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Who’s Who in Cricket: Terry Svenson

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Career Highlights

Current Role
Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Cricket (Jun 2019 – Present)
Non-Executive Director, Brisbane Racing Club (May 2015 – Present)
Non-Executive Director, Allpress Espresso (Jul 2021 – Present)

Previous Roles
Executive Coach | Advisor, Brisbane Economic Development Agency (Apr 2019 – Nov 2022)
Chief Executive Officer – Suntory Coffee, Suntory Beverage & Food Asia Pacific (Mar 2018 – Jun 2019)
Non-Executive Director, Queensland Cricket (Dec 2017 – June 2019)
Brisbane Heat Committee, Queensland Cricket (Apr 2015 – Dec 2017)
Volunteer, Foodbank Australia (Sep 2014 – Dec 2017)
Chief Executive Officer – Cerebos, Suntory Coffee, Suntory Beverage & Food Asia Pacific (Mar 2013 – Mar 2018)
Non-Executive Director, Frucor Beverages (Apr 2015 – Mar 2017)
Non-Executive Director, Australian Food and Grocery Council (Oct 2014 – Nov 2016)
President, Toombul District Cricket Club – Juniors (Volunteering) (Apr 2011 – Apr 2013)
Advisory Board Member, St Agatha’s School – Clayfield (Volunteering) (Jun 2009 – Nov 2011)
Volunteer, Ronald McDonald House Charities (Mar 2009 – Feb 2019)
General Manager – Sales & Marketing (ANZ) – Cerebos, Suntory Beverage & Food Asia Pacific (Aug 2006 – Feb 2013)
Marketing Manager, Unilever (May 1998 – Jul 2006)
National Sales Manager – Addison Wesley Longman Publishing, Pearson (Apr 1992 – Apr 1998)


Terry Svenson is the Chief Executive Officer at Queensland Cricket & Brisbane Heat, a role he permanently took on in August 2019, after being appointed Acting CEO in June 2019. He has a long-standing relationship with Queensland Cricket, having previously served on the Brisbane Heat Committee from April 2015 to December 2017 and as a Non-Executive Director of Queensland Cricket from December 2017 to June 2019. During his time at Queensland Cricket, he has also held the positions of Chairman of Brisbane Heat and Member of the Diversity Committee.

Svenson brings extensive leadership experience from both business and sport, having held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Suntory Beverage & Food Asia Pacific, a multinational food and beverage company, where he was a seasoned outcome-focused leader with a track record of leading $400M+ consumer goods businesses.

Currently, Svenson is a Non-Executive Director of the Brisbane Racing Club, a role he has held since May 2015. At Brisbane Racing Club, he serves as a Member of the Finance and Governance Committee and Membership Committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Allpress Espresso, a market-leading, multinational coffee roaster owned by Asahi, since July 2021. Svenson previously worked for over 14 at Unilever and Pearson.

Svenson holds certifications in providing Basic Life Support, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and First Aid, all from Allens Training, issued in December 2020. He is a Former President of Toombul Junior District Cricket Club and has served as an Advisory Board Member of St. Agatha’s School in Clayfield.

Svenson has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales. He has completed the Strategic Management Program at Macquarie Graduate School of Management and is a Member of the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL). He has also completed the Company Directors Course and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).


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