Sydney Thunder General Manager, Nick Cummins has been appointed Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive as the replacement for long serving Chief Executive David Johnston.
In his four years at the Sydney Thunder, Cummins was able to transform the club from a bottom of the table side that had lost 19 games in a row, to champions in 2015-16 in both the women’s and men’s leagues.
“Cricket Tasmania undertook an extensive recruitment and interview process though national employment consultants and Mr Cummins was the successful candidate in what was a very strong field of local, interstate and international applicants," Cricket Tasmania Chairman Andrew Gaggin said.
“Nick will bring extensive experience to Cricket Tasmania in a wide variety of areas and also has an intricate knowledge of the Big Bash. I know that everyone at Cricket Tasmania look forward to working with Nick into the future."
Mr Cummins said he was excited about the opportunity to take on the role of CEO at Cricket Tasmania.
“I was attracted to the role by the energy and optimism around the organisation. It’s an exciting time to be involved in cricket with the growth of the Big Bash, women and girls’ cricket and junior participation.
“I’m looking forward to working with the Cricket Tasmania team to ensure that cricket remains the state’s favourite sport well into the future.
"I'd like to thank Cricket NSW CEO Andrew Jones, Chairman John Warn and the Board of Cricket New South Wales for their support during my time at Sydney Thunder. I'm very proud of what we have achieved at the club, none of which would have been possible without their guidance and encouragement.
"I'd also like to recognise the contribution of my staff, coaches and playing group in building Thunder into the club it is today - a club with passionate support, packed houses and great standing within our community.
"Finally, I would like to thank the fans for the energy and positivity they bring to every game, win or lose. It has been an honour to work for the Thunder and I will carry many fond memories and friendships of my time here for the rest of my life."