Mike Baird will succeed Lachlan Henderson as the chairman of Cricket Australia. In the past 1.5 years, Baird has served as CA’s chair four times.
Following the announcement of Lachlan Henderson’s resignation due to his decision. To enter the business sector back in his hometown of Perth, Cricket Australia. Is poise to name former NSW premier Mike Baird as the next chairman. With this appointment, Baird will lead Cricket Australia for the fourth time in the past 1.5 years.
After Earl Eddings resigned in October 2021, Lachlan Henderson was name chair earlier this year. Henderson will still serve on the board, but in a different position. One of the reasons Henderson resign from his position. Is that he would be relocating to Perth, where he was born and raise.
It is an honour to take such an important role : Mike Baird
“The new role I’ve taken in my home city Perth will make it difficult to devote the time required as Chair, so I have decided this is the right time to hand over the role,”Henderson said.
As a former state premier, Mike Baird, Lachlan’s successor, has experience in high-profile roles. Making him one of the most well-known chairmen in Cricket Australia’s history. Having the opportunity to work with the outgoing chair, Baird complimented his commitment to Australian cricket. In the ongoing talks for television rights. Baird will play a significant role after assuming the new position in February of next year.
“Lachlan has made a great contribution as Chair and I’m delighted he will continue to provide his considerable business and cricket expertise on the CA Board. It is an honour to take such an important role in Australian cricket at a time when so much exciting work is being done to grow our national sport and take it forward. I’m pleased to have the chance to work even more closely with CEO Nick Hockley and his team and all those working across Australian cricket,”Mike Baird said.