Lachlan Henderson officially elected as Cricket Australia chair

Lachlan Henderson, the group chief executive of Epworth HealthCare, has been unanimously elected as the new chair of Cricket Australia, after an interim phase of leadership by Richard Freudenstein in which Australian Test captain Tim Paine and head coach Justin Langer exited from their respective roles.

Before becoming a medical practitioner, Lachlan had played age-group cricket for Western Australia in the 1980s. Before joining Cricket Australia as a board member in 2018, Henderson had previously served as the chair of the Western Australia Cricket Association for two years. He will take over the role vacated by Earl Eddings after he had failed to secure majority support from the board in October last year.

The CA board is relatively new, with seven of the nine members who have been on the board for less than three and a half years, and the imminent appointment of a new independent director will bring further fresh ideas and perspectives to the board.