Board Members

New Zealand Cricket’s constitution requires the retirement by rotation of two directors for this upcoming year.

Retiring directors Elizabeth Dawson and Sir Richard Hadlee will be seeking re-election. Sheffield Search is assisting New Zealand Cricket’s Board Appointments Panel to facilitate this process.

New Zealand Cricket invites applications from suitably qualified individuals. A Skills and Competencies Framework approved by the organisation’s membership outlines the ideal experience and mix of strengths that are considered most likely to deliver outstanding governance leadership of the sport. This will assist and guide the decision making process. A depth of governance experience, cricket knowledge, business acumen and a range of strong personal qualities are identified in the Framework as core to a director’s role. In addition, board members may possess specific strengths in a range of functional areas including; broadcasting/media, finance, high performance sport, organisational development and legal, amongst others. 

Relevant information for potential applicants including New Zealand Cricket’s constitution and the Skills and Competencies Framework is available on the Sheffield website or from Carolyn Parker at The Board Appointments Panel will evaluate all applications, conduct interviews and nominate suitable candidates for appointment by 21 October 2014.

Please apply either online at or via email attaching your cover letter and CV to quoting reference number 48045. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email. Closing date: Friday 12 September 2014. 

Consultants: Ian Taylor on 09 367 1501 (DDI) or Amy Tea on 09 367 1522 (DDI). 

Fan Engagement & Marketing Coordinator – Domestic Cricket

NZC is currently driving a new focus on domestic cricket following a strategic review.  We are establishing a new role of Fan Engagement and Marketing Coordinator to assist the GM Domestic Cricket with marketing plans, brand development, advertising, promotions and licensed products, as well as supporting the delivery of events and liaising with players and commercial partners.  Based in Auckland, this is a full time permanent role.

The ideal applicant will have a qualification in marketing and experience in several of these areas:

  • Driving marketing campaigns
  • Brand management
  • Advertising agency experience
  • Sports Event management 
  • Relationship management 
  • Highly computer literate (inc. design skills)

Cricket is New Zealand’s premier summer sport with 150,000 people currently playing the game, making it one of the most widely played sports in the country.  

New Zealand Cricket is responsible for the administration and development of cricket in New Zealand, with delivery of grassroots, club, school and representative programmes managed through six regional Major Associations.  NZC also administers the New Zealand men’s international team, The BLACKCAPS and the women’s international team, The White Ferns, as well as the New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19 teams and emerging players.

With around sixty employees based across our Lincoln High Performance Centre and our Auckland Support Services Office together with a number of seasonal contractors, we are a passionate, enthusiastic team committed to realising NZC’s mission of “More People Playing, More People Watching” whilst living and breathing our core Values:

  • Cricket First
  • One Team
  • Be The Best I Can Be
  • Walk The Talk
  • Raise The Bar
  • Appreciate And Celebrate 

Candidates should email a CV and covering letter to  Read the position description.   Applications close on 8 September 2014.

Personal Development Manager,  NZCPA

The NZCPA Career & Personal Development Programme was established in 2007 and is now a key part of the high performance cricket environment in New Zealand. The programme serves NZCPA members including current and past NZ professional players.

Professional cricketers commit a tremendous amount of time, energy and focus into their playing career from an early age and this programme seeks to support them in balancing their cricket commitments with developing a career outside the game; preparing players for “life after cricket”.

The demands on professional cricketers are unique and present many challenges in what is a high performance and very public workplace environment – the programme seeks to assist players with their entry into the professional game, managing the various risks & challenges they face during their playing careers, right through to their ultimate transition out of the sport.

The type of person we’re looking for is someone who:

  • Preferably has a tertiary qualification relevant to the management & personal development of high-performing individuals, i.e. career development, counselling, psychology, leadership or management
  • Has an understanding of career development and how people transition between steps and stages
  • In depth knowledge & previous experience with networking, communication & relationship management
  • Can demonstrate understanding of the needs of elite athletes & coaches in a high performance environment
  • Proven ability to coach, mentor, and supervise individuals to develop, and unlock their potential
  • Comfortable developing, implementing & evaluating the effectiveness of personal development plans for individuals
  • Proven ability to develop career plans and monitor implementation
  • Communication and presentation skills which can motivate behavioural change and positively impact people you come in contact with
  • Ability to build and maintain extensive business networks which will provide on-going assistance for professional players to transition out of the game 
  • Excellent active listening skills and an ability to influence people to achieve their potential

There is a travel component to the role: monthly catch-ups with our National PDM (in Auckland), as well as with teams in Otago, Canterbury and Wellington.

If you’re up for the challenge this role presents, apply now by submitting your CV along with a concise covering letter which links your experience to the responsibilities outlined in the ad, and an explanation of your motivation for applying to Sanj Silva at 

Please also phone either Tracy (021911790) or Matt (0223990035) from Bright NZ for a confidential conversation about your application.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Choosing not to submit a covering letter may significantly disadvantage your application.

To read more about the role please click here.

Canterbury Country Cricket - Coaching and Development officer

Fixed Term (1 September 2014 to 31 March 2015)

Canterbury Country Cricket is seeking applications for the position of Coaching and Development Officer to assist with the development of Club, Secondary School and Primary School Cricket in the Canterbury Country district.

The position presents an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to assist growing participation and enjoyment of cricket. The role requires leadership, organizational skills, communication skills and the ability to relate to and enthuse all stakeholders in the game.

The position is based at the Canterbury Country Cricket Head Office, Mainpower Oval, Rangiora and will work within the Canterbury Country district. The position will report to the Manager, Coaching and Development of Canterbury Country Cricket 

Key tasks will include:

  • To promote the game at Club, Secondary School and Primary School levels
  • To implement and expand Canterbury Country Cricket’s development initiatives
  • To increase participation levels among players, administrators and volunteers
  • To manage the transition of players from primary schools to secondary schools and from secondary schools to clubs
A detailed Position Description is available on the Canterbury Country Cricket website or by contacting the Executive Director, Peter Devlin on or 03 313 6300. Applications in writing or email are required by 5:00pm on Friday 15 August 2014. 

Bay of Plenty Cricket – Senior Coach

Bay of Plenty Cricket is the largest and one of the most successful cricket associations in New Zealand. They have produced some of New Zealand’s best cricketers with the likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Graeme Aldridge and Daniel Flynn all representing the Bay of Plenty Senior Men.

The Bay of Plenty Cricket Association is now seeking to appoint a new head coach for the 2014/2015 season. This is a part-time contract role from October to the end of March. Key responsibilities include:

  • Running weekly training sessions with the team 
  • Organising small groups sessions or specialist clinics as needed with players throughout the season
  • Undertaking individual performance plans for players targeting first-class opportunities
  • Provided coaching direction and leadership at matches
  • Be involved with team selection 
  • Provide assistance and work alongside the coach for the development squad
  • Have strategic input into the senior teams programmes at Bay of Plenty Cricket

Interested candidates should have a proven record of coaching at a DA level or similar, with a minimum of a NZC Level 2 Coach, or equivalent experience. 

To apply or discuss this opportunity, please send a CV and cover letter to:

Tai Bridgman-Raison

Cricket Development Manager

Bay of Plenty Cricket

07 575 9120

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