Former New Zealand cricketer Roger Twose has been appointed as Director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Monday (February 15).
Twose has replaced Greg Barclay as NZC Director after the latter had to step down from the position after being named the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The NZC confirmed Twose’s appointment on Monday while announcing another appointment of Steve Tew, a former CEO of New Zealand Rugby between 2008 and 2019, as a board observer.
Twose, who won the Champions Trophy with the New Zealand side back in 2000, had represented the Black Caps in more than 100 international matches across the three formats of the game. He is a current board member of New Zealand’s pre-eminent swimming club, North Shore Swimming.
In an official statement, the NZC stated: “This is to advise that the Board of New Zealand Cricket has co-opted Roger Twose as a director to replace Greg Barclay (who was required to step down upon his election to the ICC chair), and has appointed Steve Tew to the position of board observer.”
Roger joined the National Bank after he retired from cricket in 2001 before joining Willis Bond & Company Limited, where he first served on its senior management team and then as a director, which was primarily responsible for several large-scale development projects including their Wynyard Quarter project in Auckland with an end-value in excess of $500 million.
He is also a past-chair of the NZCPA and has served on NZC’s High-Performance Advisory Group for the last 10 months, as well as, is a member of the investment committee for two Willis Bond Capital Partners’ private equity funds totaling $232 million.
On the other hand, Steve Tew has served as Deputy CEO for six years before taking up the role as CEO of NZ Rugby (2008 to 2019). During his tenure as NZ Rugby CEO, the All Blacks and Black Ferns both maintained the number one world rankings for 10 years and won multiple world cups.
(With NZC/ANI Inputs)