Wally Edwards who retired from the board after 19 years of service © Getty Images
Wally Edwards who retired from the board after 19 years of service © Getty Images

Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday announced the appointment of Michelle Tredenick and Bob Every to the nine-person board of directors. Tredenick and Every fill vacancies left by former chairman Wally Edwards who retired from the board after 19 years of service, and Kevin Roberts who resigned his directorship to take up the position of CA executive general manager of strategy, people and One Team, according to a CA release. Tredenick is an experienced company director and corporate advisor with more than 30 years’ experience in leading Australian businesses. She is currently a director of the Bank of Queensland, Vocation Limited, Canstar Pty. Ltd., and is chairman of IAG NRMA Corporate Superannuation Trustee Board. FULL MATCH SCORECARD:  Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test match, 2015,  At Perth

Every recently retired as non-executive chairman of Wesfarmers, one of Australia’s largest public companies and retailers. He was previously chairman of Boral Limited and Iluka Resources Limited. He played more than 60 games of first-grade cricket for the Sutherland District Cricket Club in Sydney as a middle-order batsman and spin bowler. He is currently the club’s patron. The Cricket Australia Board consists of the following people: David Peever (chairman), Mark Taylor, Jacquie Hey, John Bannon, Tony Harrison, Earl Eddings, Michael Kasprowicz, Michelle Tredenick and Bob Every.

Cricket Australia’s chairman Wally Edwards had responded to criticism from player unions of the ‘Big Three’ proposal, which may change the way in which the International Cricket Council (ICC) is being run. Edwards was majorly incensed about the fact that the Federation of International  Cricketer’s Association (FICA) had taken its duties to the ICC very lightly, reported Cricket.com.au. “As board directors of the ICC, the chairmen of the BCCI, Cricket Australia and ECB owe fiduciary duties to the ICC that include putting the interests of the ICC ahead of those of their individual boards, a duty to remain loyal to the ICC and avoid conflicts of interests and to act in good faith to promote the success of the ICC. We seriously question whether all of these duties have been met,” said FICA chairman Paul Marsh.