The Board of Cricket Australia today announced the appointment of incoming director, Richard Freudenstein, effective june 10.
The appointment is made with the full support of State and Territory Cricket Associations’ Chairs and the unanimous endorsement and support from the CA Board and Nominations Committee.
Freudenstein is the former CEO of Foxtel and prior to this was CEO of News Digital Media (the digital division of News Corp Australia), The Australian newspaper and was the chief operating officer at British Sky Broadcasting.
He commenced his career as a lawyer and transitioned into the media industry with his roles at Foxtel, British Sky Broadcasting and News Corporation spanning more than 22 years.
Freudenstein also has extensive board experience in listed and unlisted companies both nationally and internationally and is currently a director of REA Group Limited, Coles Group Limited, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad and was previously a non‐executive director of Ten Network Holdings Ltd, Foxtel
Management Pty Ltd, and ESPN Star Sports.
Chair of the CA Nominations Committee Jacquie Hey said: “We are confident that Richard, as the State director for NSW, will add an exceptional skillset on the Board and bring a fresh approach that will further improve our commitment to inspiring and uniting communities through cricket.
“Richard’s business acumen, skills and corporate knowledge will add to the Cricket Australia Board and be a further asset for the sport at both the national and state level,” she said.
Freudenstein added: “It is a privilege to be joining the Board of Cricket Australia and I look forward to bringing my skills and experience to the organisation.
“Cricket is in a very strong position and has deep roots in the sporting and cultural life of our country. Like many Australians, I love the game and the impact it has in communities, and I look forward to working with my fellow board colleagues to help take advantage of the opportunities ahead,” he said.