New Chief Executive for New Zealand Cricket

Sheffield Search has been privileged to support the board of New Zealand Cricket in the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Scott Weenink.

New Zealand Cricket Media Release

Businessman and former Wellington first-class cricketer Scott Weenink has been appointed chief executive of New Zealand Cricket. 

Mr Weenink was initially a corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions lawyer, before gaining extensive executive and governance experience in a wide range of industries, including funds management, financial services, private equity, telecoms/technology, infrastructure, and sport. 

His background draws on a variety of working experiences in New Zealand, the UK, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and a sporting experience just as colourful, including Oxford University Blues in both cricket and rugby. 

Mr Weenink said it was a privilege to be offered the opportunity to help build on the strong progress made throughout the New Zealand game in recent years. 

“It was a great honour to be offered the position,” he said. “I love sport and cricket in particular, and I also love the business of sport – so this seemed like an ideal role. 

“There’s a finely balanced, symbiotic relationship between community and high performance cricket in New Zealand and one of my key responsibilities is to ensure that’s maintained and sustained into the future.” 

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Incoming New Zealand CEO Scott Weenink (30/8/23)

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