After filling in as acting CEO of Queensland Cricket since June this year, Terry Svenson has formally been appointed to the executive position by the board this week.
Queensland Cricket undertook an extensive recruitment process, however, Svenson’s substantial business, leadership and strategy experience landed him the permanent role.
Currently, a Non-Executive Director of the Brisbane Racing Club, Svenson has previously served on the Brisbane Heat Committee and QC Board, is a former President of Toombul Junior Cricket Club, and most recently held the position of CEO for a multi-national food and beverage company.
Queensland Cricket Chair, Chris Simpson, congratulated Mr Svenson on his appointment.
“We are very pleased to welcome Terry to Queensland Cricket in a permanent capacity.
“He has shown his passion for cricket at all levels and skills as a leader over the last few months and we believe he is the right person to continue securing our game’s future.
“The recruitment process allowed us to explore several well-suited candidates for the CEO position, so it speaks volumes of Terry’s strategy and business acumen that he has been appointed.
“We congratulate Terry and look forward to seeing him make a positive contribution to cricket in Queensland,” Mr. Simpson said.
Mr. Svenson said he was excited to take on the role of CEO.
“The last two months working at QC have been extremely rewarding and I am looking forward to the challenge of ensuring cricket’s growth.
“I have been fortunate to meet many wonderful people involved in our game during my short time here.
“From our volunteers keeping the game moving, through to our players and staff spread across the state, there are a lot of people doing great things for cricket.
“Now is the time for us to continue working together to ensure cricket is a sport that can be played, watched and enjoyed by all Queenslanders,” Mr. Svenson said.