The ACT Cricket Association has today announced that Mark McConnell has stepped aside from his Deputy Chairman role on the board of directors, with Greg Boorer appointed to the vacant seat.

The current CEO and Managing Director of Citadel Group, Mark has been on the board of Cricket ACT since November 2016.

Cricket ACT Chairman John Miller thanked Mark for his service to the game and congratulated Greg on his appointment.

“On behalf of everyone at Cricket ACT, I would like to thank Mark for his leadership, passion and expertise over the past five years,”

“Mark  has made a significant contribution across every aspect of the game including leading on a W/BBL presence in Canberra, strong involvement as Canberra delivered on its first ever Test match at Manuka oval, and advocating for a stronger voice for ACT cricket based on a long history of achievement. On a personal note, Mark has been a great friend and confidante during my time as Chair, and I wish him all the best.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Greg Boorer as the newest Cricket ACT Director. You will struggle to find a person more passionate about the game of cricket than Greg, and alongside his impressive business acumen, Greg will play a key role as we embark on a new strategy cycle and look to continue the momentum from our most recent big summer.”

A former team mechanic 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 a multi-billion dollar company, Greg has become a generous philanthropist supporting many Canberra charities and organisations.

Through Greg’s strong desire to support the community across a range of areas, cricket in the ACT, both female and male and junior and senior, have benefited from a wonderful partnership with CDC Data Centres over the past few years and which is continuing.

Greg’s board appointment was unanimously endorsed by the nominations committee and the Cricket ACT board.

Incoming director Greg Boorer said, “I’m honoured to be elected to the Cricket ACT Board and looking forward to working alongside my fellow directors to help serve the Canberra cricket community,”

“As a father of four young boys who love to play cricket and as a loyal Canberra person, I’m grateful to be joining Cricket ACT at an exciting time for the sport. It was evident over the recent summer that we have the ability and the community support to play a much larger role in the Australian cricket landscape and I’m excited for the future possibilities.”

Cricket ACT Board

John Miller, Cindie Deeker, Fiona Jolly, Sean Michelle, Greg Badcock, Chris Body, Liz Barrington-Smith, Narelle Smith and Greg Boorer.