Car executive Grant to steer Cricket Australia as COO
Scott Grant, a leading executive within the automotive industry in Australia, has today been named as the new chief operating officer of Cricket Australia, the sport's domestic governing body.
Grant will formally join CA in March from South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, where he is chief operating officer for Australia.
Before that, he spent 19 years at Japan's Toyota, where among other roles he was chief executive of the Lexus brand in Australia.
At CA, Grant succeeds Kevin Roberts, who was appointed chief executive back in October.
Grant will report directly into Roberts, and will have oversight of finance, people and culture, technology and strategy and will play a key role in CA’s relationships with state and territory associations.
Roberts said: “Scott is a pivotal hire for Cricket Australia who will ensure we continue to evolve and improve as an organisation to deliver a strong and sustainable future for Australian cricket.
“Scott is known for his strong focus on relationships and operating disciplines, as well as his passion for cricket at premier club and community level. I’m pleased to confirm Scott’s appointment to CA’s executive team and look forward to what he will contribute to CA and to cricket more broadly.”
Roberts only assumed the chief operating officer role in May, one month before chief executive James Sutherland announced he was quitting CA after 17 years in charge.