New Zealand news December 6, 2011

David White is new NZC chief executive

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has appointed David White, a former Test cricketer and administrator with extensive experience in the rugby industry, as its new chief executive. White, who will begin office on February 1, replaced Justin Vaughan, who had served as chief executive since 2007.

White is a former chief executive of Auckland Rugby and before that chief executive of Wellington Rugby. He recently returned to New Zealand after three years in England, as chief of Bristol Rugby, to head the official travel and hospitality programme for Rugby World Cup 2011.

White played two Tests and three ODIs for New Zealand as an opening batsman on their tour to Pakistan in 1990. He had a 15-year career at Northern Districts, for whom he played 106 first-class matches and 44 List A games.

"The board of NZC is delighted to have secured the services of such an experienced sports administrator as David," NZC chairman Chris Moller said. "In addition it is a bonus that David has represented New Zealand in cricket and played for Northern District's for 15 years, including being captain for two seasons."

White is a physical education teacher and also completed an accountancy degree at Massey University in 1990. He is a current board member of the New Zealand Cricket Players Association, a role that he will resign from before taking up his appointment with NZC.