David White – I feel the time is right for myself, my family, and NZC to step down as CEO
David White is all set to step down as CEO of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in August of this year, eleven years after being appointed to the job while White is just the fourth CEO of the NZ Board since the recommendations from the Hood Report were implemented in 1995, long and notable tenure.
David White is all set to step down as CEO of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in August of this year, eleven years after being appointed to the job.
White is just the fourth CEO of the NZ Board since the recommendations from the Hood Report were implemented in 1995, a long and notable tenure. When considering his tenure at the top, White felt that there couldn’t have been a better timeline to let go of his position.
“I feel the time is right for myself, my family, and NZC”,White said.
“NZC is in a secure financial position with a solid balance sheet and long-term commercial agreements in place.
“The BLACKCAPS are strong; women’s cricket is healthy, our high-performance programme is producing excellence, and the community game is stable. It feels like the right time to step aside.”
White expressed his gratitude to the whole New Zealand cricket community and felt that the achievement attained during his tenure was nothing but a result of a collective effort. Everyone had shared White’s vision, from the players and administrative staff to the key stakeholders.
“I’m incredibly grateful to the Major and District Associations, the staff and Boards of NZC, our players and, not least, the New Zealand Cricket Players Association, for their willingness to share an aligned vision and strategy. Nothing happens in isolation, and I think everyone involved can be proud of what’s been achieved.”
White’s final months in office will be devoted to making sure that the next summer in New Zealand goes as planned. NZC Chairman Martin Snedden was profuse in his praise of the outgoing CEO.
“David’s legacy has been immense,”said Snedden.
“Our high-performance systems have never been stronger, our cricket network has a level of financial security and stability never before experienced, and the future for women and girls has never been brighter.
“We’ve seen the BLACKCAPS qualify for three World Cup finals and win the inaugural ICC World Test Championship title, something no one would’ve had on their bingo card in 2012, I’m sure. David’s commercial acumen has driven revenue, enabling increased investment across the organization.
“His administrative skills have unearthed unique, bespoke solutions for our high-performance programmes and infrastructure – no better illustrated than in the all-weather, turf-based training facilities now located throughout the country.
“Under David, cricket in New Zealand has become far more inclusive, especially with women and girls, our tangata whenua, and our Pasifika communities.”
“When you think of how he navigated the Covid-19 pandemic, preserving the integrity of the community, domestic and international game, and his strong influence at the ICC level, it makes you realize just how lucky we’ve been to have him at the helm.
“David leaves NZC with our sincere gratitude and best wishes.”