Nick Hockley Appointed Cricket Australia Chief Executive
By Sarita Dey
on Mon May 31 2021
Nick Hockley has been named the new permanent chief executive of Cricket Australia, having held the role in an interim capacity for almost a year.
Hockley, who has been serving in the position since the departure of his predecessor Kevin Roberts in June 2020. Received the unanimous endorsement of CA’s board after a recruitment search during which candidates from Australia and overseas were interviewed.
He was born in the UK and represented England in rugby at the student level before pursuing a career in corporate finance that saw him relocate to Australia between 2002 and 2005.
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— Australian Cricketers' Association (@ACA_Players) May 31, 2021
Hockley then returned to the UK as Head of Commercial Negotiations for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics where he worked for six years before he moved back to Sydney with his Australia-born wife.
“As Australia’s national sport, cricket is at the heart of our national and cultural identity. I am under no illusion about the importance of cricket to the lives of so many Australians. Nor the magnitude and responsibility of this role. Leading Cricket Australia is the greatest privilege of my working life. I am committed to doing all I can to making a positive contribution to the game and the community,” Nick Hockley said in an official statement.
Congratulations to Nick Hockley, who has been appointed as Cricket Australia’s Chief Executive Officer.
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) May 31, 2021
He took up the position of General Manager, Commercial and Marketing for the ICC 2015 World Cup. He was Head of Commercial Projects at CA. Before being appointed CEO of the record-breaking ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020.