Northern Districts Cricket has announced the appointment of
Peter Roach as its new chief executive.
Roach, a former first-class and Australia under-19
representative cricketer, played for Victoria between 1995
and 2005 and holds a business and commerce degree from
Melbourne's Deakin University.
Majoring in sport management, he received the top graduate
award at Deakin and is currently completing an MBA.
He is manager of cricket operations for the Australian
Cricketers' Association, a role he has held since 2008.
Before entering cricket administration, the 37-year-old was
chief executive of the Dandenong Basketball Association.
Roach takes over the Northern Districts helm from fellow
former first-class cricketer David Cooper, who begins his new
role as general manager of domestic cricket with New Zealand
Cricket in Auckland in February, after nine years serving ND.
Chairman Lachlan Muldowney commented that the Northern
Districts Cricket Board was "extremely pleased to have
secured such a high-calibre chief executive as Peter Roach to
carry on David Cooper's great work".
"With Peter's knowledge of the game as a professional
cricketer, proven business and leadership skills and his
well-established cricketing connections in Australia, India
and beyond, we're confident Peter is perfectly placed to lead
ND into the next era."
Roach, his wife and young family will relocate from Melbourne
to Hamilton in the new year, with Roach taking up his new
appointment in February.
"I'm really excited to be heading over to Hamilton to work in
such a progressive and professional organisation," he said