New Zealand Cricket High Performance Manager Ric Charlesworth today announced his resignation.
Dr Charlesworth will pursue other opportunities overseas.
“This has been a difficult decision because I have greatly enjoyed living in New Zealand and working with NZC,” he said.
“I am optimistic that New Zealand Cricket has the people and structure in place in high performance to challenge the world’s best during the next decade.
“I will continue to closely watch the fortunes of the game in New Zealand and I hope that the relationships I have developed will endure.”
New Zealand Cricket CEO Justin Vaughan added: “Since his arrival at New Zealand Cricket in 2005, Ric has made great improvements to our High Performance area and his contribution will be greatly missed.
“However, I know that most of us appreciate that Ric is a real “change agent” and that his time with the organisation would always be limited.
“I am certain that many of Ric’s changes will be long-lasting both from a structural aspect but also, and more importantly, from a cultural perspective.
“He has impressed upon the organisation that we must aspire to be truly world-class in all that we do – we cannot attempt to consistently win on the international stage without the highest standards and frameworks underpinning our premier teams.”
A decision regarding the future leadership of NZC’s High Performance Unit will be made in due course.