NZC Match Centre
Appointed NZC President: 2012
Current New Zealand Cricket Board President, Stephen Boock, was appointed at the 118th AGM in November 2012.Mr Boock served on the Board of New Zealand Cricket from 2002-2011 after concluding a seventeen-year First-Class playing career that included 164 matches. The left-arm spinner also played 30 Tests and 14 ODIs for New Zealand between 1978 and 1989. Formerly a Dunedin City Councillor, he has a strong business background and is a Member of the Institute of Directors. He is currently the Managing Director of W & W L Boock Ltd, Director of Foodstuffs South Island Ltd, and owner of Northlands Pak'n Save in Christchurch. He has been involved with an number of non-profit organisations, having formerly held leadership roles with New Zealand and Otago Special Olympics, Chairman of NZ Foundation for the Blind “Life without sight” Appeal, Chairman of Otago Life Education Trust, and Patron of Otago Special Olympics. He is currently the Chairman of the Otago Special Olympics Trust.
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BCA, Dip Acc, ACA
Appointed to the NZC Board: 2008
Chris is a full time non-executive director, who is Chairman of Meridian Energy Limited and the New Zealand Transport Agency. He is also a Board member of the International Cricket Council, Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited, the joint venture between the New Zealand Government and the New Zealand Rugby Union responsible for organising Rugby World Cup 2011, and Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Chris is a Director of SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited, NZX Limited and Westpac New Zealand Limited.
Chris was the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Rugby Union for five years until December 2007, during which time he jointly led New Zealand’s successful bid to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Prior to that he was Deputy Chief Executive of Fonterra.
Appointed to the NZC Board: 2009
Bill Francis is currently Chairman of the Commercial, Audit & Risk Committee, having joined the board of NZC in 2009.
Previously he was a Director of Auckland cricket for four years. Bill comes from an extensive background in Commercial Radio having for nearly 20 years managed the Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport brands for the Radio Network.
He is also the author of five books.
The Honourable Sir John Hansen KNZM was educated at Otago Boys’ High School and graduated LL B from Otago University. After practicing law in Dunedin he joined the Hong Kong judiciary in 1979 where he fulfilled a number of roles.
In 1988 he returned to New Zealand and joined the New Zealand High Court. In April 2008 he retired as the senior judge of the High Court and a member of the Criminal Appeal Division of the Court of Appeal. He is currently a member of the Courts of Appeal in the Solomon Islands and Western Samoa.
In Hong Kong he was captain of cricket of the Kowloon Cricket club and an executive member of the HKCA. He has been a Code of Conduct Commissioner for the ICC and presently sits on the NZRFU Appeals Council, the IRB Disciplinary Committee and The Judicial Control Authority for Racing.
He chairs, and sits, on a number of boards and commissions. He is the president of the Willows CC.
Stuart has enjoyed a successful and varied business career. He was CEO of New Zealand’s largest agricultural supply co-operative for 20 years until 2004. He is now self employed as a business mentor and a director of a number of companies across many different sectors including manufacturing, wine, health, power generation, retail and forestry. He is also on the board of Rotary International
Stuart was a member of the Otago Cricket Board on two separate occasions, including serving as Chairman from 2001-2007.
Appointed to the NZC Board: 2011
New NZC Director Therese Walsh was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for Rugby NZ 2011 Ltd, the company established by the New Zealand Rugby Union and New Zealand Government to deliver the Rugby World Cup Tournament.
A Chartered Accountant, she started her career as an auditor with KPMG before moving onto the role of Chief Financial Officer with the New Zealand Rugby Union and was part of the team which worked on the bid for New Zealand to host the Rugby World Cup 2011.
She has a strong interest in the international aid sector and having served on the Board of Save the Children New Zealand for several years has recently been appointed Chairperson of the Sustainable Development Fund Selection Panel.
Don is a partner at Swarbrick Beck Mackinnon and is one of New Zealand’s leading employment and industrial relations lawyers. He also has a significant sports law practice.
Prior to the formation of Swarbrick Beck Mackinnon, Don was a partner at Simpson Grierson and served as that firm’s Head of Litigation.
Don has acted in numerous high profile cases and industrial disputes. He has a Master of Laws from the University of London and has attended courses at the University of Melbourne and Harvard Business School. He has co-authored various texts in employment and sports law .
In terms of his governance experience, Don is currently a director of Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand. Previously he was the Chair of Netball New Zealand (and was heavily involved in the establishment of the ANZ Championship), he was a director of the Auckland Cricket Association and was on the independent panel that reviewed and restructured rugby league in New Zealand.
Appointed to the NZC Board: 2012
Greg is a lawyer in Auckland and has been a principal of commercial law firm Claymore Partners for over 15 years. He acts on corporate and commercial matters and has had many years of involvement in the business of sport including advice on commercialisation of rights, player contracts and advising sports organisations and events. He is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. He is a past or present director of a number of New Zealand companies. At present these include NZX listed Smartpay Limited, he is chairman of the Pacific Forest Products Group and is a director of national sports marketing company The Experience Group. Greg was raised in Gisborne and played cricket for Poverty Bay through the grades up to and including the senior men’s team. He was a director of Northern Districts Cricket for a number of years and was chairman of that organisation at the time of his appointment to the board of New Zealand Cricket.