Otago Cricket Appoints second female Board Member

25 Oct 2018

Otago Cricket announce the appointment of Board Director Renuka Bayley, at its 142nd Annual General Meeting this week. 

CEO Mike Coggan told the members that Bayley's appointment came as a result of a retirement and a broader inclusivity and diversity philosophy being embraced across cricket in New Zealand.  "We are very fortunate to have been able to attract a Board Director of the calibre of Renuka.  Renuka is an experienced accountant with a passion and involvement in cricket and we are fortunate that she has come on board at a time when Russell (Hendry) has chosen not to seek reappointment".

The Association also announced a small year end surplus of $8,281, with Coggan saying he was pleased with the financial result given the further investment Otago Cricket made into cricket infrastructure.  "We had budgeted a small loss this year so it is pleasing that we were able to maintain an improved cash position, while at the same time continuing to improve the quality of our training facilities and bringing on board necessary increases in staff across our region to improve our delivery in community cricket and talent pathways".

Otago Cricket Chairman James Lovelock announced the appointment of two Board Directors.  Bayly along with returning Board Director Adam Gain had been recommended by a four person Independent Appointments panel from a shortlist of five applicants. 

Lovelock made a presentation to outgoing Director Russell Hendry who retired from the Board having served since 2003.  "Russell has given 15 years of dedicated and highly valued service to the Board, with his contribution as the long-standing Chair of our finance sub-committee being particularly noteworthy. Russell’s combination of extensive institutional knowledge, cricket background and razor sharp commercial eye has been a greatly appreciated pillar for the Board to rely on and he will be sorely missed around the table.”

President Murray Hughes has a further year to serve of his first two year Presidency role whilst Iain Gallaway remains Patron for the Association.

Click here to read 2017-18 Otago Cricket Annual Report