Cricket ACT is pleased to announce Narelle Smith will be joining the ACT Cricket Association Board following the resignation of Greg Nichols at the recent May board meeting.

Greg, who has served as a board member since 2014, has recently been appointed as Chairman of Racing Australia and decided the time was right to step down.

Cricket ACT Chairman John Miller expressed his gratitude to Greg for his contribution during his tenure.

“We fully understand Greg’s decision to step down after almost five years as a member of the Cricket ACT Board,” said John Miller

“His vast experience in very senior roles in sport both within Australia and internationally has brought a great deal of increased professionalism to our organisation.

“His experience and guidance have provided a lot of support to the Board and has been greatly appreciated by our executive staff. We wish Greg continued success in what has already been a distinguished career.”

Cricket ACT now welcomes Narelle Smith as a board appointed director who will officially commence in July.

Narelle has had a decorated career in the sporting industry through major project and stakeholder management, policy development and ten years of private and public practice as a lawyer.

Two key highlights include her role in the development of Australia’s first national Sport Plan “Sport 2030” released in 2018 as well as the delivery of the 2015 Asian Football Cup and Cricket World Cup during her role as Assistant Secretary (Australian Government) for Office for Sport. 

Narelle is also a parent to two aspiring young cricketers involved in Cricket ACT pathway programs.

“Cricket ACT is very fortunate to have someone of the calibre and credentials of Narelle joining the board,” said John Miller

“Alongside the vast experience of Narelle’s working life sits a deep knowledge and appreciation of sport including impacts at the community level.

“I am thrilled that Narelle has chosen to take up this Board appointment and give cricket in the ACT and region the benefit of her professional background and passion for sport at a grassroots level.

Narelle is equally as excited to be joining the Cricket ACT Board at a time when the association is thriving after such a successful summer of cricket headlined by the iconic inaugural Test Match.

“It is an exciting time to be joining the board. Canberra is a passionate cricketing community. I am looking forward to contributing to the future direction of cricket in the ACT,” said Narelle Smith.