100 Women Lunch with Christina Matthews
29 June 2017
Hyatt Regency Perth, Gerswhin's Room
99 Adelaide Terrace
Christina Matthews is the Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) and a former Australian cricketer. Named the country’s most capped female Test player and holding the record for the most dismissals by an Australian wicketkeeper, Christina is one of only three women in the world to hold the position of CEO of a first-class cricket association. Christina is a well-respected voice within the Australian cricket community with strong leadership qualities and 27 years’ experience in various management roles within cricket organisations, including seven years as General Manager Commercial Operations at Cricket NSW and roles in coaching and development. Christina has proven herself to be an effective and courageous leader since taking on the role of CEO at the WACA in 2012. She has redefined the way the WACA approaches its business, introducing a strong strategic focus, committing to community engagement, restructuring to ensure resourcing aligns with the Association’s strategic objectives, and managing change to ensure a successful future for the organisation. Her focus has also included increasing philanthropic endeavours and partnership development, both within the sports industry and in other complimentary business, to expand the WACA’s reach.
Christina’s focus is not solely on cricket. She is also sitting on the General Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the WA Sports Federation board and the Department of Sport and Recreation SD6 (Strategic Direction) Steering Committee , the Ministerial Committee for Women in Sport and is Chair of the Department of Sport and Recreation Champions of Change Working Group which promotes diversity on boards. Christina previously held the position of Chair of Selectors for the Australian Women's Cricket Team and has mentored young sports women aiming to move into elite sport. Her compassion and understanding has driven a supportive culture and work environment, with a focus on wellbeing and encouraging staff to reach their potential both personally and professionally.
Join us for lunch to hear how Christina has navigated her career to date, in what is predominately a male dominated industry and how she smashed the glass ceiling.
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