Consulting veteran Sarah Adam-Gedge joins Cricket Australia board

07 April 2023 2 min. read
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Consulting veteran Sarah Adam-Gedge has been appointed to the board of Cricket Australia, having previously served as the A/NZ managing partner for some of the world’s largest tech consulting firms.

Cricket Australia has once again appointed another consultant to its senior leadership ranks, with former Wipro managing director Sarah Adam-Gedge joining the national sporting body’s board as a non-executive director.

A chartered accountant dating back to Arthur Andersen, Adam-Gedge has spent at least thirty-five years in the consulting and tech industries, including in numerous leadership roles.

“I’m honoured to join the Cricket Australia board and to be given the opportunity to help cricket at a time when we look to capitalise on some great opportunities for the game,” Adam-Gedge said. “We have ambitious plans for participation growth, fan engagement, financial sustainability and high performance and I hope my business experience, and also my love of cricket, will help achieve our goals.”

An audit and consulting partner at Arthur Andersen, where she spent at least a decade, Adam-Gedge in 1997 joined PwC in New Zealand, first as lead partner for performance and improvement and then for two years as managing partner. From there, she joined IBM, where she would ultimately spend more than a decade, including as A/NZ managing partner of global business services, now IBM Consulting.

Across the past eight or so years since then, Adam-Gedge has served as managing partner of Avanade, Publicis Sapient, and most recently Wipro, as well as gaining significant board-level experience, including as a director for Ovarian Cancer Australia and in current appointments for shipbuilder Austral as deputy chair, electronics business Codan, and since January tech services and advisory KineticIT.

“Sarah brings a wealth of experience to the Cricket Australia board in areas that are crucial to Australian Cricket’s growth and prosperity including the digital and technology space and global engagement,” said newly installed chair Mike Baird. “Importantly, she also has a passion for cricket and her expertise will help us ensure we continue to make the best decisions on behalf of the game’s participants and fans.”

In addition to top-level turmoil, Cricket Australia has a recent history of stacking its senior bench with former consultants. While Adam-Gedge replaces banking and insurance executive Michelle Tredenick, KPMG’s Tasmania chairman Paul Green remains on the board. CEO Nick Hockley was also previously a director with PwC, and strategy & innovation executive Ankit Mishra spent five years at Kearney.