ICC launches search for female independent director
The International Cricket Council, the sport's governing body, has begun the process to find a female independent director to add to its board.
The successful candidate will be appointed for a two-year term, and could be reappointed for two further terms up to a maximum six-year consecutive period of service.
In June, the ICC approved a wide list of changes to its governance structure, including the expansion of its board to 17 directors: 12 full members; three associates; an independent director who must be a woman; and the ICC chairman. All 17 members have equal voting rights.
The ICC said it is seeking a woman with "genuine passion for and interest in the sport of cricket combined with recent and relevant experience at a senior level in a commercial, voluntary or public environment."
It added: "She must be independent of the ICC and during the term of her appointment must not hold any office or perform any executive or operational duties for any ICC member or state, association or member of any member."
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said: "This is a key appointment to the ICC board and adding another independent director – particularly a female – is an important step forward in improving our governance. We are open-minded about the expertise the successful candidate might bring the table but they must be a cricket enthusiast who complements the existing skills and experience already on our board."
Anyone interested in the role should contact the ICC via firstname.lastname@example.org.