CRICKET WELLINGTON BOARD

BRUCE EDGAR - PRESIDENT 

Edgar’s involvement in cricket in Wellington and New Zealand spans almost five decades as a player, coach, and administrator.  His playing career spanned from 1975 to 1990, amassing 87 first-class matches and 43 List-A matches for Wellington, as well as 39 Tests and 64 One Day Internationals for New Zealand. As an administrator, Edgar was appointed to the Board of Cricket Wellington, following the amalgamation of Hutt Valley and Wellington Cricket Associations, and served from 2000 to 2004. After nine years overseas in Sydney, Edgar returned to New Zealand and, in 2013, became the general manager of selection for the BLACKCAPS before taking the reigns as the Wellington Firebirds head coach in 2015 – a position he held until 2019. Edgar’s work in sports administration continues as a trustee of the Cricketers Trust, Chair of the Players Retirement Fund and, also crosses over to rugby, where he is the Chair of the New Zealand Rugby Players’ Savings Scheme. 


Bruce was elected President in 2021.


DAVID HOWMAN - CHAIR 

David is a sport integrity consultant and former barrister. He is the Chair of the Athletes Integrity Unit, having been re-appointed to that position by the IAAF Council in September 2019, the Chair of World Squash Ethics Commission, Deputy Chair of the ITF Ethics Commission, and Chair of the ICC Anti-Corruption Oversight Group. David was a member of the Australian Government’s Panel reporting on Sport Integrity in 2018 and holds the position of Adjunct Professor at AUT.

David was Director General (more corporately named the CEO) of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), from August 2003 until July 2016, and was instrumental in the shaping of WADA into a highly respected and unified global organization responsible for regulating and monitoring world sport and world governments.

With a large experience of governance at both local and national levels in sport, accompanying his management skills, David brings a leadership capacity to Cricket Wellington which leads on from the tremendous job undertaken by Sally Morrison. He was Chair of the Collegians Junior Cricket Club, and the Chair of the Wellington College Cricket Club.  He has a passion for cricket and a commitment to mentor future leaders.

David received a CNZM for services to sport in 2017.

David was elected Chair in 2019.


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 and was elected as a Director at the AGM in the same year. She is the Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee.

Elizabeth has more than ten years public sector experience and holds a Masters of Professional Accounting.

Elizabeth was elected to the Board in 2017. 


SALLY MCKECHNIE - DIRECTOR 

Sally is a partner at Simpson Grierson, leading the Public Law and Government team in the firm’s Wellington office. She is an experienced public and commercial litigator and advisor, working with clients across the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors. Sally was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and she brings legal, strategic and analytical skills to the Board table.

Sally is a lifelong cricket fan and parent to three enthusiastic young cricketers.

Sally was elected to the Board in 2018. 


ROCHELLE RODDICK - DIRECTOR 

Rochelle is a tax partner at Australasian business advisory firm Findex.  She is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience advising businesses and not-for-profits.

Starting her involvement with cricket at a young age in the Hutt Valley, Rochelle then played senior women’s cricket for Taita and representative cricket for Wellington before heading off to live in Amsterdam for seven years.  Returning to New Zealand, she reconnected with the game, coaching her children and also becoming involved in administration, most recently as Chair of Porirua City Junior Cricket Club steering them through a period of growth including expansion of girls’ cricket in Porirua.

Rochelle has been an independent member of Cricket Wellington’s Finance and Risk Committee for the past two years, has been a Board member of Wellington Hockey for the past three years and is also a trustee of the New Zealand Cricket Museum Trust.

Rochelle was elected to the Board in 2020. 


PRABHA RAVI - DIRECTOR 

Prabha received a QSM in 2017 for her contribution to ethnic communities and she is an experienced Director with significant community links and an established reputation.  Prabha has a proven track record in strategy development and implementation, cross cultural promotions, sector and stakeholder engagement, thought leadership and business development. A passionate community leader, her father played State Cricket in India and she understands first hand what it is like to hail from a country where cricket is a ‘religion’.

Prabha was elected to the Board in 2018. 


GRANT ELLIOT - DIRECTOR 

Grant was born in South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2003 for a lifestyle change. He has since spent his cricketing and business career in New Zealand where he and his family live in Wellington. 

Grant enjoyed a professional cricket career which spanned 21 years of which 10 were spent playing for Wellington, also captaining the team. He was also a member of the Firebirds team which won two Super Smash titles and a Ford trophy title. He has played over 100 games for the BLACKCAPS in Test, One Day and T20’s with the most memorable appearance being his man of the match semi-final innings in the World Cup 2015.

Grant is currently general manager at My Action Sport and has been in an executive role in tech start-ups for the last 3 years focusing on the commercial side of businesses. 

Passionate about grassroots cricket and cricket at the elite level he is looking to make a difference with the uptake of the game that he believes can teach an individual life lessons which can help grow and change communities.

Grant was elected to the Board in 2019.


JASON WELLS - DIRECTOR 

Jason is currently Managing Director and owner of Wellington data company Dotlovesdata and part owner of creative agency EightyOne. Prior to that Jason spent 15 years with advertising agency Y&R New Zealand. 

Working with some New Zealand’s biggest brands, Jason is responsible for solving business problems with the smart use of data and creative ideas. 

Jason played cricket for Wellington for 12 years ending in 2001/02 season. He has stayed involved in cricket through coaching his two sons at Rongotai College and working with current and past firebirds. 

Jason will bring his knowledge of cricket combined with his ability to think differently about the problems and opportunities Cricket Wellington currently face now and in the future. 

Jason was elected to the Board in 2019.​​​​​​​


ALLEX EVANS - ASPIRING DIRECTOR 

Allex is a former first-class cricketer who represented Wellington for 10 years, after moving from Tauranga to attend Victoria University as a recipient of the Francis King cricket scholarship in 2007. Allex has been involved with the Wellington Collegians Cricket Club since 2008, playing in the senior women’s team and serving as a Board member.  

Allex has been working in the public sector for nine years, with a background in law and public policy. She is experienced in the area of information and privacy law and is currently working as a trade negotiator, joining a group of Government officials responsible for negotiating New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreements. Allex holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Post-graduate Certificate in Public Policy.

Allex joined the Cricket Wellington Board as an intern Director in 2020.

Allex was elected as an Aspiring Director in 2020