Mr Hepburn has a long-standing association with Dandenong Cricket Club following a successful career in senior marketing and management roles in state and local government and small business. He was a consultant to former Victorian Premier John Cain on a number of key projects during his tenure.
Mr Hepburn is currently Chair of South East Community Links – a community universal service provider dedicated to achieving better social and economic outcomes for people in Melbourne’s south east.
Nick Cummins was appointed as CEO of Cricket Victoria in August 2021. Mr Cummins joined CV in November 2019 as General Manager of BBL, Commercial and Marketing after spending nearly three years in Hobart as CEO of Cricket Tasmania.
Prior to his appointment at Cricket Tasmania, Mr Cummins was the General Manager of the Sydney Thunder where he oversaw significant growth in all commercial metrics including attendances, television audience, memberships, and sponsorship revenue. In this period the Sydney Thunder captured the BBL|05 title and the inaugural WBBL title.
In 2016, Nick Cummins was named Sports NSW Administrator of the Year.
Mr Cummins has previously held senior marketing and commercial roles with Betfair, Ford and Fosters.
Chris is the Managing Director of Circ Consulting, a strategy and marketing consultancy.
Mr Bulford’s experience includes being Marketing Director of Mars Petcare Australia, Managing Director of part of Heinz Australia, and General Manager of Marketing for the National Australia Bank. On the consultancy side, he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton.
Mr Bulford has been both a player and administrator at club level, and is currently Chair of the Geelong branch of Taverners, Australia’s leading cricket-based charity.
Ms Dowse joined Cricket Victoria following a career in sports law and event acquisition and development.
She was most recently the Executive Manager of Governance at the Western Australian Football Commission and has worked for both Tourism WA and the Victorian Major Events Company.
Ms Cleghorn is currently the Assistant Principal at Kew High School and has spent the last decade teaching Physical Education, supporting all students to access broad educational opportunities. Ms Cleghorn also represented Box Hill Cricket Club for 16 years as a player, making more than 200 First XI appearances.
Ms McConnell is the Managing Director of MelSafe Audit and Compliance Services.
MelSafe specialises in risk management, compliance and certification systems, covering health and safety, environmental, social accountability, health and wellbeing and information security.
Ms McConnell has been involved in community cricket for more than 20 years in a range of roles and was most recently Vice President of Frankston-Peninsula Cricket Club.
A chartered accountant and tax lawyer with a successful career in finance and taxation at top tier accounting and law firms Arthur Andersen, EY and Allens, Sharyn is an experienced non-executive director focused on governance and finance in public sector, community and sporting organisations in Australia and Asia.
Having recently spent five years living in Hong Kong, she has now relocated back to Melbourne. Sharyn previously led the Hong Kong Junior Australian Football League under AFL Asia and was a board member of national sporting body Cricket Hong Kong.
With a background in chartered accounting & corporate finance, Harish has been involved in the financial services industry in Australia in various roles for over three decades. He most recently pioneered the concept of business process outsourcing for accounting firms in Australia in 2000 when he set up a back office in Chennai, India to service accounting & financial services firms in Australia. He exited that business in 2004 to Sundaram Business Services Limited (“SBS”), the outsourcing arm of the Chennai based, US$5billion Sundaram Finance Group. Harish continued as Global Head of Business Development for SBS until 2021 & is now Chair of the Advisory Board.
Harish has been involved in the Australia India business space for over 2 decades and continues to advise companies on market entry opportunities between the two countries.
Besides being a Director of Cricket Victoria, Harish is also a Non-Executive Director of the Australia India Chamber of Commerce Limited and the Australia India Institute (part of University of Melbourne).
Hailing originally from Chennai, India Harish migrated with his family to Melbourne in 1968. He attended Melbourne Grammar School before completing higher studies at the Australian National University and Monash University & has an MBA (Finance) & Graduate Certificate in Asian Business from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Shaun was elected to the Board of Cricket Victoria in August 2021.
Mr Richardson has spent the last two decades working in the banking and finance sector and is currently a Business Banking Executive at NAB, leading teams and specialising in strategy development, transaction execution and driving customer advocacy. He also previously worked for Melbourne Storm and Cricket Victoria in commercial operations and sales roles.
A former 1st XI player with both St Kilda and Dandenong Cricket Clubs, Mr Richardson has had a long-term association with the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association (VSDCA), spending nearly 20 years at Caulfield Cricket Club in a range of roles.
Paul is an Investment Advisor and Partner of LGT Crestone, an Australian Wealth Management Firm specialising in providing financial advice to high net wealth families, institutions and not-for-profit organisations. Prior to LGT Crestone, Paul was an Investment Advisor and Partner of Escala Partners for over a decade. He commenced his career in the finance industry first as a Tax Analyst at Goldman Sachs JBWere before joining UBS Wealth Management where he served over 7 years advising his clients. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in both Sports Management and Financial Planning and was a representative of the Deakin University Sports Management Advisory Board.
A life member of the Prahran Cricket Club, Paul’s involvement in Victorian Premier Cricket stretches over 16 years as a 1st XI player for Prahran and Frankston Peninsula CC. Paul has also served as a Committee Member of Prahran and was Prahran’s bowling coach for two seasons following his retirement from playing. Earlier in Paul’s playing career he was part of the pathway programs representing the Victorian Under 17 team, a member of the Australian Under 17 team and a scholarship holder at the Victorian Institute of Sport.
Malcolm Gray AMPatron
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, Malcolm 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.
Malcolm 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.