The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) congratulates Graham Manou on his appointment to the national Under 15-19 High Performance Pathway Manager role.
"This is a terrific opportunity for Graham and his family, so whilst we are sad to see him go, we can certainly appreciate that these roles don't come along every day," ACA Chief Executive Alistair Nicholson said.
"Graham is regarded very highly at the ACA and has built fantastic relationships with the Executive, staff and of course the players in his three and a half years with us. His integrity and commitment to the players is of the highest order and we wish him well in this next challenge."
Manou's departure has created an opportunity for Brendan Drew to move into the role of Male Cricket Operations while still facilitating the Premier Cricket Program. Jodie Fields continues to manage Female Operations.
Kylie Crowley remains the point of contact for all membership enquires.
To provide support in player liaison matters, former Australian batsman Simon Katich will join the ACA in an advisory role.
"Simon is universally respected and will be an important link for the ACA as we represent Australian players during a critical time for cricket," Nicholson said.
Katich will be in attendance at the ACA Delegates Conference later this month, alongside current ACA staff and current players.
Brendan Drew - (03) 96987210
Jodie Fields - (03) 96987202
Kylie Crowley - (03) 96987200