The ACT Cricket Association welcomes the appointment of Greg Boorer as the seventh Chair of the organisation, following John Miller’s decision to step down from the position last month.
A current Cricket ACT Director, Greg brings extensive experience to the role as the Chief Executive Officer of a multi-billion-dollar technology company that he co-founded, Canberra Data Centres, and decades of experience within the sporting sector.
The Board unanimously endorsed Greg as its preferred candidate, highlighting his passion for the growth of cricket within the ACT region and his ability to help strengthen our position within the Australian Cricket landscape.
Greg Boorer said, “It is an honour to Chair an organisation that exudes so much enthusiasm and aspirational potential,”
“Particularly given Cricket ACT celebrates its centenary next year, I look forward to working with stakeholders within our region, and across the broader Australian cricket landscape, to convert that potential into opportunities for ACT Cricket and local cricketers to increase their contribution to the success of Australian cricket. The goal here is to have home grown male and female Territorians wearing baggy green caps.”
A former team mechanic and manager for the Australian Commonwealth and Olympic Games cycling teams, Greg started CDC Data Centres in 2007 after identifying a gap in the Australian technology industry. Greg has held the role of CEO ever since, and as the company has grown to become highly successful, Greg has become a generous philanthropist supporting many Canberra charities and community organisations, including Cricket ACT.
Greg is the father of four budding young cricketers and has been involved in the Canberra cricketing community for the past seven years, volunteering as a coach and club administrator, whilst possessing a thorough understanding of the sporting landscape, from grassroots through to elite.
Cricket ACT CEO Olivia Thornton said Greg was coming into the role at an exciting time for the organisation and for cricket within the ACT region.
“On behalf of everyone associated with Cricket ACT, we congratulate Greg on his appointment and look forward to working together to achieve positive outcomes for cricket within this region” said Thornton.
“With Greg’s passion for the game, unsurpassed business acumen and his wealth of governance experience, he will play an invaluable role as we embark on a new strategy cycle, continue the momentum from our most recent summer and as we prepare to celebrate a once-in-a-generation event, our centenary in 2022/23.
“It’s a pivotal time for the organisation and we are very fortunate to have someone with Greg’s experience leading the Cricket ACT Board.
Cricket ACT also expresses its gratitude to Deputy Chair Fiona Jolly, who undertook the role of interim Chair following John Miller’s retirement. Fiona Jolly has been a valued member of the Cricket ACT Board since 2018 and is the first female Director to hold the role of Deputy Chair in the organisations 99-year history.
Greg commenced as Chair of Cricket ACT after being elected by the Members at the General Meeting on 8 December, 2021.