Governance & Executive

How is the ACA governed?

The ACA is governed by an Executive committee comprising seven past and present members. The Executive has a variety of responsibilities including:

  • Setting ACA objectives
  • Defining policy and developing the strategy of the ACA
  • Interpreting the cricket and corporate culture
  • Interpreting membership opinion
  • Appointing and monitoring the position of CEO
  • Maintaining the financial wellbeing of the ACA
  • Communicating ACA positions to the membership
  • Building relationships with Cricket Australia and State Associations

ACA Executive

ACA Executive members are voted for by the membership and serve a two year term. The current ACA Executive members are:

Greg Dyer (President)
Greg Dyer holds degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant, having spent the first part of his working life with KPMG.

He has broad commercial experience in a range of industries, including media, defence, technology and property. He has held management and corporate director positions in Australia, Asia, New Zealand and the USA, having worked for ACP, Murdoch Magazines and, as Chief Financial Officer for APN News & Media Ltd. Before joining Mulpha Australia Limited as a director and CFO in 2005 he was President (chief executive officer) of Tenix (USA). He is currently a non-executive director of FKP Property Group and Kell & Rigby Pty Limited.

Greg is also a former Test cricketer, having played for Australia in the late 1980's and, notably, as part of Australia's first World Cup winning team in 1987. He captained NSW and was a member of 3 successful Sheffield Shield winning teams. He spent five years as an honorary director of Athletics Australia.

Neil Maxwell
Neil Maxwell has been involved in cricket administration for more than 25 years and has held roles with Cricket NSW, the Melbourne Cricket Club, the Marylebone Cricket Club and New Zealand Cricket. He was also the CEO of Kings XI Punjab in the inaugural IPL.

Neil has developed an unprecedented understanding of the administration and commercial aspects of cricket, having worked at State and National levels both in Australia and overseas.

In his current role as Managing Director of Insite Organisation Pty Ltd, Neil has been instrumental in creating a partnership between New Zealand Cricket and USA Cricket to form a corporate entity to control the commercial rights to cricket in the US.

Neil also manages several key cricket sponsorship portfolios, including Vodafone, Sanitarium, Ryobi and Volkswagen.

Neil played 35 first-class and 27 limited overs matches, primarily for NSW and Victoria. He was an aggressive fast-medium bowler, gritty middle order batsman and excellent gully fieldsman.

Lisa Sthalekar
Lisa Sthalekar became the first female to be appointed to the ACA general Executive in August of 2014.

The Australian and New South Wales all-rounder has enjoyed an enormously successful on-field career and has worked for Cricket NSW for almost eight years in game development and as a high performance coach. Her current role is Youth Programs Manager - Female.

Lisa has been part of the ACA's Women's Executive since its inception in 2009-10 and attended Sydney University, majoring in Religious Studies and Psychology.

The first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs, Lisa led NSW to five consecutive WNCL titles starting in 2005-06. Lisa has the most wickets in WNCL history and also has a Test century to her name.

Shane Watson
Shane Watson was elected to the ACA Executive at the Annual General Meeting in November of 2013.

Following a vote by ACA members, Watson was installed on the Executive, replacing Simon Katich, who stood down after six years of service.

Watson is a prolific member of Australia's International setup, renowned for his big hitting and all-round abilities. Watson now becomes a point of contact for the ACA in all three of Australia's International squads.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch was elected to the ACA Executive at the Annual General Meeting in December of 2015.

A stocky right-hander from Colac in country Victoria, Aaron Finch has played 52 ODI’s for Australia, including the successful ICC World Cup.

Aaron wrote himself a place in the history books when he made a Twenty20 world-record 156 against England in 2013, an innings which also included a record 14 sixes. He captains Australia’s T20 team and the Melbourne Renegades, having also skippered Victoria on numerous occasions.

Moises Henriques
Moises Henriques was elected to the ACA Executive at the Annual General Meeting in December of 2015.

Moises Henriques is an all-rounder who has captained New South Wales and represented Australia in three Tests, six ODIs and four T20Is. He enjoyed a great start to his Test career against India in Chennai in 2013, scoring 68 and 81 not out.

The 28 year-old was more recently sidelined by a nasty collision with Surrey team-mate Rory Burns in June, which broke his jaw in three places. Thankfully he is back on the field and leading his beloved Blues.

Moises served as an ACA Player Delegate for eight years prior to joining the Executive.

Janet Torney
Janet Torney was elected to the ACA Executive at the Annual General Meeting in December of 2015.

Janet Torney joins the ACA Executive with a wealth of experience in economics, investment and corporate governance. With an impressive career in a variety of executive management roles, Janet is also the Chairman of Whitehelm Capital, an infrastructure investment manager and advisor, and chairs its Advisory Investment Committee.

Janet has recently been appointed to the Board of Club Plus Superannuation and as the first independent director of the Fire Brigades Employees’ Credit Union. Additionally, Janet is non-executive director and Treasurer for Girl Guides Australia. In all her independent director roles Janet has been instrumental in guiding the establishment of a corporate governance framework that clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the Board and management and empowers the senior executive team.

ACA Delegates

Each State squad elects a men's and women's Delegate and an Alternate Delegate on an annual basis to liaise with the ACA throughout the season. Delegates are responsible for keeping players up to date with ACA issues and communicating important information. They are also responsible for keeping the ACA up to date with player issues, concerns and opinions.

The 2015/16 State Delegates are:
NSW - Josh Lalor / Ben Rohrer / Nic Maddinson
QLD - Chris Hartley / Luke Feldman
SA - Callum Ferguson / Tim Ludeman
TAS - Alex Doolan / Tim Paine
VIC - Clint McKay / Peter Handscomb
WA - Jason Behrendorff / Sam Whiteman

ACT - Kris Britt/ Erin Osborne
NSW - Alex Blackwell / Alyssa Healy
QLD - Holly Ferling / Jessica Jonassen
SA - Alexandra Price / Bridget Patterson
TAS - Emma Thompson / Sasha Moloney
VIC - Emma Inglis / Anna Lanning
WA - Megan Banting / Emma Biss

Advisory Board

The ACA Advisory Board was established in 2006 to provide management with strategic advice across a broad range of critical business areas.

The ACA Advisory Board is made up of the following individuals:

Chris Baldwin
Freelance Security Consultant

Braham Dabscheck
Senior Fellow, Faculty of Law, Melbourne University

Sir Rod Eddington
Chairman Australia & NZ, JP Morgan, Victorian Major Events

Anthony Jackson
Director, Dominion Private Clients (Accounting)

Alan Jones
Media Personality, Channel 9 and Radio 2GB

Tony O'Reilly
Partner, Kennedys (Law)

David Pyne
Physiologist, Australian Institute of Sport

Martin Raftery
Professional Sports Physician, Workcover Board Member

Peter Tatham
President of the Career Industry Council of Australia