Cricket Tasmania is proud to have its General Manager of High Performance, Drew Ginn OAM, accept the position of Executive General Manager, High Performance at Cricket Australia and begin this role on Monday 29 July.
Ginn has been with Cricket Tasmania for two years following the Hussey Review in which time the organisation has undergone a cultural shift within its Cricket Department, the winter training marquee was developed and the Tasmanian Tigers & Hobart Hurricanes have contested four finals as well as going the closest they've been to a first-ever WNCL Final.
He is a three-time Olympic rowing gold medallist, a member of the ‘Oarsome Foursome’ and an inductee into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
As EGM, High Performance, Ginn is charged with developing the highest quality domestic competitions and fostering collaboration across other aspects of the high performance system with State and Territory Associations to develop the players, coaches and match officials of the future.
His key responsibilities will be:
• Domestic Competitions and Australian Youth Teams
• Player, coach and umpire pathways (including Premier Cricket)
• Talent identification and management
• Sports Science and Sports Medicine
“I am looking forward to joining Cricket Australia and having the opportunity to work more broadly across the National system," said Ginn.
"The past two years with Cricket Tasmania have been immensely rewarding. This is a chance to continue the work I have enjoyed locally and to now work closely with many great people involved in leading our domestic, national and youth competitions along with the leaders of our State programs, and those leaders in our Cricket Australia pathway programs, and our sports science and sports medicine areas."
Ben Oliver from the WACA has been appointed to the role of EGM, National Teams, and will begin in his role on the same day as Ginn.
Cricket Australia Chief Executive, Kevin Roberts, said Oliver and Ginn bring outstanding skillsets and a wealth of experience to their respective roles.
“The appointments today of Ben Oliver and Drew Ginn are a significant step forward for Australian cricket," said Roberts.
"Both are world-class high-performance professionals and people of character and integrity. I am excited to have them on board and optimistic about the positive impact they will have on the game at all levels."