Cricket Victoria confirms appointment of new elected Directors

August 31, 2021
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Cricket Victoria confirms appointment of new elected Directors

Cricket Victoria has confirmed the election of two new elected Directors to the Cricket Victoria Board following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting.

Melissa McConnell and Shaun Richardson were both elected to the Board, replacing Jane Nathan and Phillip Hyde.

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.

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.

Cricket Victoria Chair Dr David Maddocks said “I would like to thank Jane Nathan and Phillip Hyde for their contributions to Victorian cricket during their terms. Their support and commitment to our game, particularly during the pandemic, has been invaluable.”

“I would like to extend a warm welcome to both Melissa and Shaun and congratulate them on their election to the Board. Melissa and Shaun bring a broad range of business experience to our organisation and on behalf of the Board, I look forward to working with them on the various challenges and opportunities that Cricket Victoria has ahead of it.”

Ms McConnell said “Cricket has been a big part of my life for so long and It’s a tremendous privilege to be elected to the Board of Cricket Victoria. I feel strongly about the great potential in our game’s future and look forward to working with the Board to deliver on that.”

Mr Richardson said “I’m very grateful for the support from the Victorian cricket community. It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to serve as a Director of Cricket Victoria and give something back to the game that has given so much to me. I look forward to working through the many and varied challenges ahead of us to see Victorian cricket thrive.”

Cricket Victoria Board
Dr David Maddocks
Theresa Best
Penelope Cleghorn
Lydia Dowse
Ross Hepburn
Melissa McConnell
Shaun Richardson
Peter Williams

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