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Cricket Australia Names Lachlan Henderson New Chair

Cricket Australia chair Lachlan Henderson

Cricket Australia Names Lachlan Henderson New Chair

After former Cricket Australia (CA) chair, Earl Eddings resigned in October last year, Lachlan Henderson has been named the new chair of the organisation.

Replacing interim chair, Richard Freudenstein, Lachlan Henderson currently serves as Epworth Healthcare CEO and has been a member on the Cricket Australia board since late 2018.

Henderson also previously served as the chair of the Western Australian Cricket Association before moving to Melbourne in 2017.

Handing the position over to Henderson and returning to his role as director on the board, Freudenstein said Henderson will help lead the organisation with innovation.

“[Henderson] brings a combination of fresh ideas, a clear plan and broad experience together with continuity to the position, having served as a CA director for the past three years,” Freudenstein said.

“The short-list of candidates for this role was outstanding but it was the unanimous opinion of the CA board that Lachlan [Henderson] was best suited to be our next chair,” he said.

Discussing his new role, Henderson said: “The CA board is relatively new, with seven of the nine members having been on the board for less than three and a half years, and the imminent appointment of a new independent director will bring further fresh ideas and perspectives.”

“My love of cricket began as a kid growing up in Perth and the game has always been a big part of my life.

“As chair, my aim is to ensure the integrity and growth of the game in Australia with strong governance embedded at Cricket Australia and reflected in all levels of cricket, from elite teams to community clubs.

“Among my other main priorities will be a focus on a strong, sustainable financial future for the game and building on the growth in our participation rates, particularly among girls and women, and our multicultural communities,” Henderson said.

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