Well known as a member of the Australian men’s rowing team the “Oarsome Foursome” in 1996, and winning Olympic gold three times and silver in 2012 in rowing, he has gone on to build a long and successful career and is currently Head of Rowing & First Boys Coach at Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne which involves leading a program of 38 coaches and 230 students.

Ginn said he is excited for the challenge, opportunity, and the chance to help lead change with some great people at Cricket Tasmania.

“Moving to Tasmania is really exciting for me and my family.  I have spent time in Tasmania training and competing over the years and this is a really unique opportunity to make a life with the family in a beautiful part of the world.

“The chance to step out of rowing and into a different sport attracted me to the role as well as the challenge of working with a new team and helping in building a culture of success,” he said.

Ginn said his Olympic journey has taught him that success takes a lot of effort, persistence and ongoing support which he hopes will assist him as a new member of the leadership group at Cricket Tasmania.

“I hope to bring passion, enthusiasm and  adaptability but my priorities will be to do lots of observing, listening and questioning to help formulate my thinking and then start testing and exploring how I can bring together a high performance unit achieving success for Cricket Tasmania,” Mr Ginn said.

Cricket Tasmania CEO Nick Cummins welcomed Drew to the position and said while there was an impressive list of candidates Drew clearly had the key attributes the organisation was looking for in a role that is vitally important for the future of Tasmanian cricket.

“The recent review undertaken by Mike Hussey recommended the role of General Manager Cricket be split into High Performance and Cricket Operations.  This has allowed us to focus on recruiting a high performance expert to lead the professional management of Cricket Tasmania’s elite male and female programs with the delivery of world-class player development from pathway to senior teams, ultimately driving the production of future Australian players.

“I firmly believe Drew’s exceptional leadership qualities and impressive experience in developing high performing teams will put him in good stead to hit the ground running,” Mr Cummins said.

Mr Ginn and family will re-locate to Hobart in the coming weeks and officially start in the role based at Blundstone Arena in mid-July.