Rebecca Rolls appointed to board of directors by NZC

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Rebecca Rolls, the former New Zealand cricket and football player, and Anna Campbell, a geneticist and the Managing Director of AbacusBio, have been appointed as directors to the board of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) after their annual general meeting on Tuesday, it was announced on Wednesday (November 11). They replace outgoing directors  Liz Dawson and Don Mackinnon in the eight-member board, which re-elected Diana Puketapu for another term.

Rolls, who was part of the victorious Kiwi side in the Women’s World Cup 2000, also played football for the nation at the London and Rio Olympics and held a number of senior positions, having had a long career in public service. Campbell, on the other hand, was formerly on the board of Otago Cricket Association and has been deeply involved in community cricket.

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“It was important to close out the year strongly because we understand we will be impacted by the additional costs linked to the pandemic; costs that have been unavoidable if we are to continue delivering international cricket in today’s environment,” said David White, CEO of NZC, after it had come to light that the board’s budgeted loss of $2.4 million was turned into a surplus of $1.5 million, thanks to operational savings in the organisation.

While the past few months saw NZC only focus on activities that provide sustainability to cricket, owing to COVID-19, one of the other key decisions was to amend the NZC constitution in order to strengthen the board’s position in their anti-doping stance and to align itself with the government’s best practices.

Board: Greg Barclay (chair), Geoff Allott, Anna Campbell, Jackie Lloyd, Kevin Malloy, Diana Puketapu, Rebecca Rolls, Martin Snedden.

President: Debbie Hockley

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