Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Who’s Who in Cricket: Scott Weenink

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Career Highlights

Current Role
Chairman of the Board, Generate KiwiSaver Scheme (Sep 2016 -Present)
Member Board of Trustees, St Cuthbert’s College (Nov 2022 -Present)
Chairman of the Board, NZ Cricket Players Association (NZCPA (Dec 2018 – Present)
Chairman of the Board, Xceda Finance NZ Limited (Dec 2018 -Present)
Non Executive Director, Enable Fibre Broadband (Nov 2018 -Present)
Trustee, The Cricketers’ Trust (Present)

Previous Roles
Executive Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Modica Group (Aug 2018 – Feb 2021)
Non Executive Director, Modica Group (Sep 2016 – Aug 2018)
General Counsel & Company Secretary, Auckland Airport (Feb 2016 – Aug 2018)
Non Executive Director, Cairns Airport (Nov 2016 – Mar 2018)
Board Member, New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association (NZCPA)
Executive Director and General Counsel Ooredoo Asia, Ooredoo Group (Feb 2009 – Sep 2015)
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Ooredoo Myanmar, Ooredoo Group (Aug 2013 – Feb 2014)
Director – M&A and Finance Ooredoo Group, Ooredoo Group (May 2008 – Feb 2009)
Senior Counsel – M&A and Finance, Spark New Zealand (2006 – 2008)
Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright (Oct 2000 – Dec 2005)
Solicitor, Bell Gully (Jan 1999 – Sep 1999)
Professional Cricketer, Cricket Wellington Inc (Nov 1994 – Mar 1997)

Bio

Scott Weenink is senior cricket administrator from New Zealand, as well as a former first-class cricketer and representative rugby player. 

Currently, Weenink is the Chair of the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association (NZCPA). He was elected unanimously to the position during the Board Meeting on December 17, 2019, replacing Ross Verry. Weenink served on the NZCPA Board for two years prior to being appointed as the Chair.

Weenink has extensive board governance experience, including executive and board director roles with telecommunications and airport companies in New Zealand, Asia, and the Middle East. He is currently the Chair of Generate KiwiSaver Funds Management and Xceda Finance Limited (previously Asset Finance Limited), and he joined the Enables Fibre Broadband Board in December 2018 as a Non-Executive Director.

As a cricketer, Weenink played 12 First-Class and 7 List A matches, featuring for Cricket Wellington, Oxford University and Oxford Marylebone Cricket Club University.

Weenink is a qualified lawyer and started his career as a solicitor in private practice at Bell Gully. He has also worked at Auckland International Airport as General Counsel and has served Modica Group and Ooredoo Group in his professional career.

Weenink holds an LLB/BA from Victoria University of Wellington and completed a Masters in Law from the University of Oxford as a recipient of the Major Stanley Scholarship. He has also completed a Management and Executive Management Course from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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