The ACT Cricket Association is pleased to announce that James Allsopp has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Cricket ACT.
James will replace Cameron French in the position
, who finished with the organisation on the 3rd August to take up a senior position with the Australian Sports Commission.
ACT Cricket Association Chairman Mr John Miller said the appointment was endorsed by the board at their meeting on Friday.
“In appointing James, we have a person of the highest quality and the best fit for the organisation as strongly demonstrated through both the interview processes and follow up evaluation,” said Mr John Miller
“James has proven characteristics and the calibre and acumen to undertake this critical role and has already demonstrated highly developed skills in the cricketing world.”
James has spent the past eight months as General Manager – High Performance with Cricket ACT and previously held a senior leadership position at a prominent Sydney school.
“I am honoured and delighted to assume the role of CEO for Cricket ACT on the eve of what will certainly be Canberra’s biggest summer of cricket,” said James Allsopp
“There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in cricket within the region and with some of the best players in the world assembling to play at Manuka Oval across all three formats of the game and culminating in our inaugural test match, I feel privileged to be leading the organisation into the season ahead.
“Given recent events in Australian cricket there has never been a more critical time for leaders in the game to unite and inspire the Australian public once again and I see my role as pivotal in doing so within the ACT and wider community.
“I am of the firm belief that our responsibility is to represent the best interests of cricket at all levels and I am determined to ensure that as an organisation this is the cornerstone of our strategy and culture.”
Due to existing commitments, James will officially commence in the role on the 25th September 2018.