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Former WACA Chair appointed to CA top job

Former WACA Chairman Dr Lachlan Henderson has been appointed the top job at Cricket Australia.


Dr Henderson has been at Cricket Australia for the past three seasons and won the appointment after a process conducted by an external firm.


Richard Freudenstein will step down as interim chair with immediate effect. Mr Freudenstein, who has been interim chair since October last year, will remain on the CA board as a director.


All state and territory chairs expressed their support for Dr Henderson’s election.

“I’m really excited by the opportunities ahead. The CA board is relatively new, with seven of the nine members having been on the board for less than three and a half years, and the imminent appointment of a new independent director will bring further fresh ideas and perspectives to the board." Dr Henderson said.


“My love of cricket began as a kid growing up in Perth and the game has always been a big part of my life, as a player, through my involvement with WA Cricket, the board of Cricket Australia and now as the elected chair."


Henderson addressed the recent Justin Langer saga and admitted that the exit had been "messy."


“It is unfortunate that a bit of that played out in the media and we’ll reflect on whether that should have been accelerated through the summer, but it was always our intention to make that decision at the end of the summer, and we followed that process.


“It got messy in terms of things playing out in the media.”


Henderson will start in the position immediately and in the interim will continue in his current position at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne.


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