Sydney, Oct 25(ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed company director Jacquie Hey will become their first woman member on the board.
Hey was one of three independent directors who were elected unopposed at the historic annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday in Melbourne.
Hey along with former NSW player Kevin Roberts and Rio Tinto managing director David Peever joined the board as part of sweeping changes to CA's governance.
All three of them joined a revised nine-member board that will eventually become fully independent.
Hey informed the AGM she had achieved meek success on the field, but would bring plenty of business expertise to the board.
"My background, I hope, gives and will bring a bit of a different expertise to the CA board," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Hey, as saying.
"I am a woman and a mum, so I hope I can help with those cricketing segments as well. As I look at this audience of over-achieving cricketers, I worry a bit about the pride I feel in my one cricketing trophy that sits there from the 1988 local competition, proudly in my office at home," she added.
"So I'm not going to go into my pedigree if that's okay. But one thing I'm not at all embarrassed about is the interest and enthusiasm I have in the game and its history ... and the desire I have to take cricket forward," she said.
Hey added: "I'm very happy to be judged on that and I know today you've made a very historic decision." (ANI)