Australian Cricketers' Association fill May's role May 26, 2005

Paul Marsh named as new players' union boss

Cricinfo staff

Paul Marsh, the son of Rod Marsh, will take over from Tim May as chief executive of the Australian Cricketers' Association. Ian Healy, the former Test wicketkeeper and president of the players' union, announced the appointment today following May's resignation in March.

Healy said Marsh, who was the association's manager of member services and operations for three years, would be an outstanding leader of the organisation. "We consider the role of ACA chief executive to be one of the most important and influential positions within the cricket community and it was essential that the role be filled by a person with a passion for the game and its players," Healy said.

The brother of Tasmania's captain Daniel, Marsh said he was ready for the challenges of the role, which will include major dealings with Cricket Australia. "My vision for the ACA is to ensure we make a genuine difference in the lives of our members," he said. Marsh holds a bachelor of commerce and is studying for an MBA. He will start in the position on July 1.