This is to advise that the Board of New Zealand Cricket has co-opted Roger Twose as a director to replace Greg Barclay (who was required to step down upon his election to the ICC chair), and has appointed Steve Tew to the position of board observer.
Roger Twose played over 100 games for the BLACKCAPS and represented Central Districts, Northern Districts and Wellington along with several District Associations, giving him first-hand experience of the wider cricket community in NZ. Regarded as a key influencer within his era, he was a pivotal member of the team that won the Champions Trophy in 2000 and was ranked 2nd in the world for ODI batsmen that same year.
After retiring from cricket, Roger joined the National Bank, working his way up to senior management level, before joining Willis Bond & Company Limited, serving on its senior management team and then as a director, primarily responsible for several large-scale development projects including their Wynyard Quarter project in Auckland with an end-value in excess of $500 million.
Roger is a past-chair of the NZCPA and has served on NZC’s High Performance Advisory Group for the last 10 months. He is an investment committee member for two Willis Bond Capital Partners’ private equity funds totalling $232 million and is a current board member of NZ’s pre-eminent swimming club, North Shore Swimming.
Steve was CEO of NZ Rugby 2008 to 2019, having been Deputy CEO for the six years prior. During his time as NZR CEO, the All Blacks and Black Ferns both maintained number one world rankings for 10 years and won multiple world cups. It was also a time of major revenue growth underpinned by NZR’s international broadcasting and team sponsorship partnership expansions. Steve had previously been CEO of both the Crusaders Super Rugby franchise and the Canterbury Rugby Union, laying the foundation for a multi-decade rugby dynasty. His rugby governance experience is extensive, including the IRB, SANZAAR and the board of Rugby NZ 2011.