Nick Hockley has been appointed Cricket Australia chief executive on a permanent basis after proving he’s the right man to lead the governing body through the COVID-19 crisis.
Hockley has been in the top job at CA on an interim basis since June 16, 2020.
The Englishman replaced Kevin Roberts amid growing unrest about the sport’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hockley has proven to be a steady hand through the crisis, and his appointment was formally announced on Monday.
Former NRL and Football Australia chief executive David Gallop was among the candidates reportedly vying for the position.
“Leading Cricket Australia is the greatest privilege of my working life and I am committed to doing all I can to making a positive contribution to the game and the community,” Hockley said.
“Over the past 12 months, I have learnt first-hand about the breadth, scale and importance of the role. My approach has been and will continue to be to bring people across the game together, as I believe this is fundamental to achieving our full potential.
“The change and complexity brought about by COVID-19 has created lots of challenges, but also plenty of opportunities.
“By working together with our partners across the game, I feel confident and optimistic about cricket’s ability to rise to the challenges of the modern world and thrive.”