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Cricket Wellington Board

Alasdair McBeth – President

Alasdair is a Senior Partner in the National Law Firm, DLA Phillips Fox.  Alasdair has been actively involved in Wellington Cricket for over 30 years.  He played cricket at all levels for Wellington Collegians and was on the Wellington Collegians Management Committee for many years. He was Chairman for five years and President from 2007 to 2009 He is a life member of the Club. Alasdair spent 5 years as a member of the Wellington College Cricket Club Committee. Alasdair has also been a member of Wellington Wanderers Cricket Club since 1984 and is currently President of the Wellington Wanderers.  Alasdair was on the Management Board of Wellington Cricket from 1993-1999 and for 3 years was Deputy Chairman.  He was one of Wellington Cricket’s representatives on the Hutt Valley and Wellington amalgamation working group.  He was one of the inaugural Board Members of Cricket Wellington and is a Vice President of Cricket Wellington.

Bruce Pepperell – Chairman

Bruce Pepperell was appointed to the Board in 2010 and elected as Chairman in March 2015. Bruce is the current Regional Manager at the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) and is a former Deputy Chief of Navy. He has a strong background in leadership, strategic thinking, logistics, and operational management, and has held a number of Board and Trust appointments (including a variety retailer, marae, industry alliance, museum and a superannuation fund). Bruce is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and is a previous Club Captain for the North City Cricket Club.

Nigel Blair – Director

Nigel was appointed to the Board in 2011. Nigel has an extensive background in cricket as a player and administrator, with the Johnsonville Cricket Club and Mana Junior Cricket Club, but he has also served on the Wellington Cricket Management Committee, the Wellington Wanderers Committee, the Cricket Wellington Junior Advisory Group. After graduating from Victoria University, Nigel spent five years teaching at Aotea College and helped successfully establish cricket at the school, growing the number of teams from one to seven. Following a change of career, he has spent the past 25 years working in sales, sales and marketing, and general management roles in the ICT industry, including roles with Computerland, Vodafone, Oracle and Simpl NZ. Currently Nigel works for Soltius, an IT consulting business based in Wellington.

Paul Chandler – Director

Paul Chandler comes to Cricket Wellington with an extensive background in the banking sector, having held several senior managerial positions with both National Bank and ANZ in the areas of audit, operations management and, more recently, relationship banking where he is currently a Director in the Financial Institutions business. Paul has also had a lengthy involvement with Upper Hutt United Cricket Club, and has been the Chairman for the past 4 years having held a number of committee roles over many years prior to holding that office. He was a senior player for many seasons with the club in his playing days as well as being involved with Junior Cricket UH as a coach and also Treasurer. Paul therefore has a strong background in grassroots cricket, and a particular interest in the effective transition and development of college-age cricketers into local clubs as well as forging closer ties between junior and senior clubs and schools (primary and secondary).

Steven Fyfe – Director

Steven was appointed to the Board in 2011. He comes to Cricket Wellington with a strong background in the banking sector and until recently was Deputy Chief Executive of the ANZ National Bank. After graduating from Victoria University, Steven built his career first at Coopers and Lybrand, then Southpac Corporation followed by the bank. He recently retired from ANZ National, with the intention to undertake a range of community and business consulting activities. A former college and social player, his main involvement with the game has come through coaching, managing and administering junior cricket in Wellington. In recent years he has been closely involved with the National Bank’s sponsorship of New Zealand cricket.

Richard Reid – Director

Richard played his club cricket for Wellington Collegians this culminated in captaining the side to its last senior title in 1992/93. He also played 1st class cricket for Wellington (1979-1981 & 19901-1992) and Auckland (1985-1989) plus representing New Zealand (1988-1991) in one day internationals.

After a twelve year stint at NIKE, including five years as CEO he began a career in sports administration which continues to this day & has entailed running Canterbury Cricket Association (2001-2007), Otago Rugby Union, the Highlanders(2007-2011) & currently Capital Football (2012-) where he has been since returning to Wellington in 2012.

Richard was elected as a Director in October 2015.

Sally Morrison – Director

Sally was appointed to the Board in 2009.  She is a senior manager in the public sector and has a background in project and relationship management. Sally played over 20 years of senior cricket, has been actively involved in the administration of the game as a long time coach, manager of the Wellington Blaze, and past Chairman of the Wellington Collegians Cricket Club.  At the 2009 AGM Sally became the first elected female on the Cricket Wellington Board.  Sally has a strategic focus and previous experience in volunteer governance roles.  Sally is part of a strong cricket family, her father John Morrison is a Life Member of the Association.

Richard Suhr – Director

Richard is an Independent Board Director, and has been a CW Board Member since 2011.  During his time on the Board Richard has contributed heavily in the commercial area of the business, including advice on such matters as the Master Agreement and the recently-adopted Participation Agreement.  With career experience in the world of ‘new media’ Richard provides valuable advice to CW regarding opportunities in this fast-moving and evolving area.

Richard is currently with Ernst & Young in Wellington, although he travels extensively throughout Asia.  Prior to EY, Richard was with Google for nearly 10 years, and was the Director responsible for Google’s Enterprise Sales Division in Asia Pacific.

Richard is a passionate, lifelong cricket fan.  Richard played club and representative cricket in Wellington, Auckland, and London.  His club and representative history includes Wellington Schoolboys and St Patricks College 1st XI

Contact Details

Cricket Wellington Incorporated
The Brierley Pavilion
Basin Reserve
PO Box 578
New Zealand
Phone: 384 3171
Fax: 384 3498

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