Cricket Victoria gets first female director October 9, 2007

Former bowler joins Victoria board

Cricinfo staff

Cricket Victoria has its first female board member with Susan Crow, the CEO of Netball Victoria, joining the former spin bowler Paul Jackson as the board's two newest appointments. Recent constitutional changes have allowed Cricket Victoria to appoint the pair from outside the group of elected directors.

Crow has worked with a range of sporting bodies and was the executive director of Women's Cricket Australia from 1995 to 2000, following a stint with the Victorian Women's Cricket Association.

Jackson is a former left-arm orthodox bowler who played 105 first-class games for Victoria and Queensland during the 1980s and 1990s. He also has a successful career in banking and is currently the director of natural resources in ANZ's institutional banking division.

"Sue Crow and Paul Jackson have a wealth of experience both on and off the field and I'm sure will be exceptional contributors to Victorian Cricket," Cricket Victoria's chairman Geoff Tamblyn said. "Their appointments capitalise on the opportunity to source talented, passionate people from beyond the traditional pathway and they will play key roles in helping us achieve future success."