Our Board

Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas


Russell Thomas


A Program Manager within the Information & Communication Technology Industry, Russell was appointed to the Board in 2009 and was elected as Chairman in 2015.

Russell was formerly Chairman of CV’s Development Committee, as well as CV’s representative to the Cricket Australia Development Committee.

He is currently Chairman of the Nominations and People and Culture Committees, having previously Co-Chaired the Victorian Indigenous Cricket Advisory Committee (VICAC).

Russell 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.

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Deputy Chairman

Paul Jackson

Deputy Chairman

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

He is currently Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee, a member of the People and Culture Committee and Cricket Victoria’s representative on the Melbourne Renegades board.

Paul 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.

Tim Considine

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

In taking up his role, Tim was also appointed to CV’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Tim 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, Tim has held the role of delegate for Fitzroy Doncaster and has also served as the club’s Chairman for the past four years.

Claudia Fatone

Elected to the CV Board in 2011, Claudia 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 Executive Officer at the Fitzroy Legal Service, Claudia also has human resources and recruitment experience.

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

She is also Cricket Victoria’s representative on the Melbourne Stars Board and Chair of the Melbourne Metro Cricket Steering Committee.

Peter Williams

Experienced in corporate business, Peter joins the Cricket Victoria Board following a career in financial services and now as a non-executive director.

Peter spent 32 years with AXA/National Mutual in a range of General Manager and senior manager roles in Australia and Hong Kong. He was the Managing Director of Equity Trustees Limited from 2003-2010.

Peter is currently serving as a Director for several companies including the Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited (AFIC), an independent director to the Board of National Australia Trustees Limited and an Advisory Board member to TLC Aged Care Limited. In addition to his work in the finance and aged care industry, Peter is also a Director with community foundations including The Tipping Foundation, The Foundation for Young Australians and was a long-serving Director of the Australian Baseball Federation.

Peter was a former delegate to the Western Australian Cricket Association and been involved in club cricket in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Hong Kong and England.

David Maddocks

A lawyer, David commenced legal practise at Blake Dawson Waldron in 1997, after having won the Supreme Court Exhibition Prize for his honours thesis in law.

He is presently a partner of Perry Maddocks Trollope Lawyers.

David’s involvement in the administration of sport includes legal advice on duty of care, risk management, dispute resolution and litigation.

He has provided legal advice to various sporting entities including the AFL, Cricket Australia, the Melbourne Cricket Club and the AFL Doctor’s Association.

He is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee at Melbourne Grammar School as well as a member of Cricket Victoria’s Audit and Risk Committee.

David is a tribunal member on the AFL’s Grievance Tribunal and a member of the AFL’s Concussion Working Group.

David has a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Medicine – University of Melbourne and has conducted research of international significance into issues related to concussion in sport.

Aspects of his research have been adopted by the IOC, FIFA and the American NFL.

His other qualifications include a Masters Degree (neuropsychology) from the University of Melbourne and a Post Graduate Diploma (neurosciences) from Lincoln Institute.

He was President of the North Melbourne Cricket Club for six years and was a central figure in the formation of the Greenvale Kangaroos, which required complex and sensitive negotiations with a number of parties including local/state government and other sporting bodies.

Paul Barker

Paul was appointed a Director of CV in 2015.

Paul is an experienced non executive Director and is presently the Chairman of the Victorian WorkCover Authority, Mirvac Funds Management Ltd and Mirvac REIT Management Ltd.

Formerly, he was Chairman of the Transport Accident Commission, Stadium Operations Limited Group (Etihad Stadium), the Emergency Service Telecommunication Authority, VicForests and the Victorian Division of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was also Deputy Chairman of the Victorian WorkCover Authority and a Director of Employment National Limited.

Paul has extensive experience in accounting and financial services both in Australia and overseas. A former Partner in the Chartered accounting firm Duesburys (now Deloitte), he also held senior Group Executive positions with Standard Chartered Bank plc in Hong Kong, Singapore and London.

Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Member of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is a current member of Cricket Victoria’s Audit and Risk Committee, Nominations Committee and the People and Culture Committee.

Paul played his junior cricket with Mitcham CC before moving to Donvale CC (ECA). During his time overseas he played for the Hong Kong CC, Singapore CC and Chobham CC (Surrey League). On his return to Melbourne he played for the MCC Club XI and remains an active member of the MCC XXIX Club.

Theresa Best

Ms Best joins Cricket Victoria following a career in the education and commercial sectors and currently holds a senior marketing role with national building supplier the Southern Star Group.

Malcolm Gray AM


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.

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