About Our Board

Geoff Tamblyn (Chairman)

Geoff Tamblyn (Chairman)

A Taxation Consultant and Business Advisor, Tamblyn has been Chairman of Cricket Victoria (CV) since 2000-01 and a member of the CV Board since 1993-94.

Tamblyn was also a Cricket Australia (CA) Board member from 1997-2012 and also acted as a Delegate for the St Kilda Cricket Club from 1988-89 to 2000-01.

Tamblyn is also Chairman of CV's Remuneration Committee.

Tamblyn played cricket for St Kilda for many years and represented Victoria at first-class level in 1974 as a right-hand batsman and wicketkeeper.

He is a member of the CV 200 Club.

Earl Eddings (Deputy Chairman)

Earl Eddings (Deputy Chairman)

A Managing Director of Australia/Asia for a global environmental consulting firm, Eddings has been Deputy Chairman of CV since 2008 and a Board Member since 2006.

Eddings has also served as a CA Director since October 2008 and was recently appointed to the newly-reformed Cricket Australia Board as CV's appointed representative.

Eddings is also a member of CV's Audit & Risk Committee.

Eddings has played 242 games for North Melbourne and Northcote Cricket Clubs, also representing the Victorian Second XI in 1988-89.  He was also North Melbourne Cricket Club President from 2001-2008.

He is also a member of the CV 200 Club.

Eddings has a background in risk management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the London Business School.

Tim Considine

Tim Considine

Managing Director of Austbrokers Countrywide, a general insurance and financial services brokerage company, Considine was newly elected to the Cricket Victoria Board for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

In taking up his new role, Considine has also recently been appointed to CV's Audit & Risk, Grants and Premier Cricket Expansion Strategy Committees.

Considine is well respected throughout the cricket community, having played 131 1st XI games with Fitzroy & Fitzroy Doncaster between 1979 and 1989.

He represented the Lions at all levels for 20 seasons from 1975 to 1994.

Since 2003, Considine has held the role of delegate for Fitzroy Doncaster and has also served as the club's Chairman for the past four years.

Sue Crow

Sue Crow

An experienced sports manager, Crow has been a member of the CV Board since 2007. 

She is Chair of both the CV Grants Committee and Females in Cricket Reference Group.

Crow has held positions as CEO of Netball Victoria, Softball Australia and Women's Cricket Australia.

In her role at Women's Cricket Australia, Crow was instrumental in the establishment of the WNCL and initiated the integration of men's and women's cricket at a national level.

Crow is currently General Manager Community at the A-League football club, Melbourne Heart.

Claudia Fatone

Claudia Fatone

Elected to the CV Board in 2011, Fatone has an extensive sport management background, including roles as Executive Officer and President of the Victorian Women's Cricket Association, Women's Cricket Operations Manager with CV, Director of Womensport & Recreation Victoria and member of the Local Organising Committee of the 5th World Conference on Women & Sport 2010.

Currently the Sector Development Manager with the Federation of Community Legal Centres, Fatone also has human resources and recruitment experience.

A Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, for the past five years Fatone has volunteered with the YWCA's Asista Program, a mentoring program for young women.

She also sits on the Females in Cricket Reference Group, Premier Cricket Expansion Strategy Committee and Umpires' Liaison Committee.

Trevor O'Hoy

Trevor O'Hoy

Appointed as a Director of CV in 2009, O'Hoy is a high profile businessman and Chair of the Monash University Campaign. 

He is also a graduate of Monash with a Bachelor of Economics, the AASC Middle Management Program at Mount Eliza (Victoria) and the Harvard Advanced Management Program for international managers.

In 1976, O'Hoy joined Carlton & United Beverages (CUB - a division of Foster's Group) as a cadet executive, where he remained to serve in a variety of roles throughout a long and distinguished 32-year career.

His key roles included:

  • Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Services, Foster's
  • Managing Director of CUB
  • President and CEO of Foster's after 28 years of continuous service with the global multi-beverage company.

O'Hoy is the recipient of the 2001 Australian INSTO magazine CFO of the Year award and was voted by his peers as BRW magazine's most admired new CEO of 2005.

Monash recognised his achievements by presenting him with a 2005 Distinguished Alumni.

O'Hoy also sits on the following CV's Finance & Investment and Remuneration Committees and is a Director of the Swisse Wellness Group Pty Ltd. 

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

A Banking and Finance Executive, Jackson was appointed to the CV Board in 2007.

He is currently Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee and Premier Cricket Expansion Strategy Committee, as well as a member of the Finance & Investment Committee.

Jackson represented both Victoria and Queensland over a 14-year playing career, and has acted as specialist cricket commentator with ABC Radio.

He is a life member of Richmond Cricket Club.

Malcolm Smith

Malcolm Smith

A General Manager with Rural Finance Corporation, Smith was appointed as a Director of CV in 2000.

Smith is currently Chair of the Administration Managers, Finance & Investment and Umpires' Liaison Committees.

Smith played Premier cricket as a wicketkeeper for Hawthorn-East Melbourne Cricket Club and later for Doncaster Cricket Club in the Sub-District competition prior to its merger with Fitzroy Cricket Club.

He became President of Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club in 1991, a position he held for 14 years.

Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas

A Program Manager within the Information & Communication Technology Industry, Thomas was appointed to the Board in 2009.

He is currently Chairman of CV's Development Committee and is CV's representative to the Cricket Australia Development Committee.  He also sits on the Females in Cricket Reference Group and the Grants Committee.

Thomas has over 30 years' experience within cricket as a player (over 300 games at Premier Cricket level in all XIs) and administrator with both the Collingwood and Camberwell Magpies Cricket Clubs.  Until recently, he was also President of the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club. 

He played fifteen 1st XI matches, was a right-hand batsman and part-time spin bowler.

Malcolm Gray AM  (Patron)

Malcolm Gray AM (Patron)

Malcolm Gray became President of the International Cricket Council, the governing body of world cricket, in June 2000, following a long career in cricket administration since his days at Melbourne University.  

He took over the presidency of the ICC at a time of great turmoil involving accusations of match fixing and illegal gambling.

At Melbourne University Cricket Club, Gray captained the Club's team in the Metropolitan League, effectively the Club's 4th XI.

However, it was as an administrator that he began to make his mark.

From an early age, he was a member of the MUCC Committee, eventually being elected one of its delegates to the Victorian Cricket Association.

Gray was then elected on to the Victorian Cricket Association Executive, eventually becoming its Chairman, and in the fullness of time, became one of Victoria's representatives on the Australian Cricket Board.

He was Chairman of the Australian Cricket Board from 1986 to 1989 and Chairman of the successful 1992 World Cup in Australia / New Zealand.

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