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.

Sally Morrison – Chair

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.

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).

Chris Lendrum – Director

Having initially joined the Cricket Wellington Board in 2016 as an intern, Chris was appointed to the Board as a replacement director in December 2016 following the resignation of Bruce Pepperell.  With a legal background, Chris has developed a successful career is sports administration at the highest level. In his role as Head of Professional Rugby at the New Zealand Rugby Union, Chris leads the relationship management of the five Super Rugby Clubs. His professional experience and expertise in the areas of High Performance and the Master Agreement renegotiations have proven to be hugely beneficial to Cricket Wellington.

A former Head Boy at Wellington College, Chris played cricket (including at junior representative level) through all school levels, and has remained an occasional social cricket thereafter.

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.

Elizabeth Scurr – Director

Elizabeth is a former first-class cricketer who represented both Wellington and Otago. Her passion for cricket sees her playing premier women’s cricket for Wellington Collegians where she has also served on the Board.

In February 2017 Elizabeth joined the Cricket Wellington Board as an intern Director. She has contributed to Cricket Wellington as a Member of the Finance Committee as well as a member of the Women’s Working Group that reviewed women’s club cricket in Wellington.

A proven high performer with over ten years public sector experience, Elizabeth holds a Masters of Professional Accounting with Distinction. Her strong financial relationship management and strategic skills will add considerable value to cricket in the Wellington region.

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