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Cricket Australia set to double female leadership

Five of 11 members of the board’s executive team include the head of community cricket and interim head of team performance Belinda Clark.

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London Published on: March 03, 2019 21:20 IST
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Five of 11 members of the board’s executive team include the head of community cricket and interim head of team performance Belinda Clark.

Cricket Australia is set to double the female representation by 2022 as the governing body is working through the process of filling vacancies for directors.

Five of 11 members of the board’s executive team include the head of community cricket and interim head of team performance Belinda Clark, head of legal Christine Harman, head of public affairs Karina Keisler, head of people Raj Tapper, and head of commercial Steph Beltrame.

The nine-member board features two female directors in Jacqui Hey and Michelle Tredenick, with Hey serving as chair of the board's nominations committee for the two vacancies left by the resignation of David Peever as chairman and Mark Taylor as Board director in 2018.

However, it is the composition of Cricket Australia that needs the most change while trying to keep six state associations satisfied with their appointments, meet their target of moving up to four female directors before the 2022 target date, ESPNcricinfo reported on Sunday.

"We do not have enough women in leadership positions in cricket yet. We have got over 40 per cent of the employed positions in cricket filled by women, which is fantastic, but we are not at 40 per cent yet or more at a leadership level," chief executive Kevin Roberts said.

"So we have set targets to press for progress within cricket by 2022 to make sure that we are committed as a sport on this path to gender equality. It is important we do stop and smell the roses, maybe I am being a little bit harsh, but as with all people in cricket we will not stop until we get to that final destination.” (ANI)

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