New Zealand news August 27, 2010

Moller appointed New Zealand Cricket chairman

Cricinfo staff

Chris Moller, who has been on the board since 2008, is New Zealand Cricket's new chairman following Alan Isaac's promotion to the ICC vice-presidency. Moller, a 56-year-old from Wellington, is a former chief executive of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and deputy chief executive of the dairy company Fonterra Co-operative.

As well as his new chairman's role, he will also be New Zealand's delegate to the ICC. "I am determined to work closely with our players, administrators, volunteers and commercial partners to drive the game forward in New Zealand," he said.

Isaac was the joint Australia-New Zealand replacement candidate for the ICC role after the rejection of John Howard in June. He has vacated the local position after 20 years on his country's board and will become the ICC's president in 2012.

Moller paid tribute to Isaac for his contribution to New Zealand Cricket. "Alan is held in high esteem throughout the cricketing world and his reputation as a hard-working, no-nonsense individual will be invaluable in his position as ICC vice-president."