WACA Senior Management

Christina Matthews
Chief Executive Officer
Christina was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the WACA in December 2011 after previously serving as General Manager of Commercial Operations and Communication at Cricket New South Wales, where she was responsible for strategic direction, managing partnerships with sponsors, rights holders and suppliers, government relations, event management and an active role in the development of the Blacktown training facility. She was also Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Association for prolonged periods.
Prior to joining Cricket NSW, Christina was General Manager of Sydney Grade Cricket club Balmain for three years and also worked for Women's Cricket Australia, Women's Hockey Australia and the Victorian Football Association.
Christina kept wickets in 20 Tests and 47 one-day international matches for Australia between 1984 and 1995, including two World Cups in 1988 and 1993, and was the Southern Stars' Vice Captain from 1991 to 1993. She has also served in a number of off-field roles for the Australian women's team, including Manager, Assistant Coach, and Chairperson of the CA Selection Panel.


David Clear
General Manager - Game Development
Holding 15 years of experience in cricket administration at the WACA, including roles as a Cricket Officer, District Cricket Manager and now Game Development Manager, David uses this acquired knowledge in his communications with the cricket community.
His current role involves overseeing all programs to facilitate the growth of cricket in WA and also establishing and developing relationships with major stakeholder groups within WA cricket, State and Local Government and Cricket Australia.

Richard Marshall
General Manager - Business Services
Richard started with the WACA in May 2007 as Chief Financial Officer. Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Richard emigrated to Australia with an international accounting firm in 1988, shortly after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Since then he has worked as Financial Controller for several public listed companies and as commercial and legal manager for a large engineering company. Richard has supported the Australian cricket team since 1991.


Shay Nasta
General Manager - Commercial, Marketing & Communication
Shay joined the WACA in late 2012 and has an impressive background in sports administration. After working at the Fremantle Football Club as a Corporate Sales and Sponsorship Account Manager, Shay headed to Melbourne and was the east coast Sponsorship and Sales Manager for Finch Marketing. In 2008 he moved to Dubai to work for MP&Silva, one of the world's biggest sports media agencies, as Senior Manager, Business and Strategy, where he dealt with accounts including European football giants AC Milan and Arsenal. After a stint as Commercial Operations Manager for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival from 2010, Shay returned home to Perth in November 2012 to take up his new position at the WACA.

Ben Oliver
General Manager - High Performance
Hailing from the Victorian country town of Castlemaine, Ben was a pace bowler and middle order batsman for his home state and Tasmania before moving into cricket administration.
He held roles with Cricket Victoria and the Victorian Institute of Sport before joining the International Cricket Council as the Regional Development Officer responsible for high performance programs in the East Asia - Pacific region.
Ben then moved on to the position of Competitions Manager at Cricket Australia where he managed the delivery of international and interstate women's and youth matches along with a range of other programs including the Australian women's high performance program.



Simon Tiverios
General Manager -  Strategic Projects and Facilities

Simon joined the WACA in August 2013 and brings an impressive background in sports management and consultancy, as well as a strong commitment to community involvement and strategic coordination of all aspects of State Sporting Associations. Perth-born and raised, Simon previously held roles as Water Polo WA Chief Executive Officer, Gymnastic WA Sports Management Committee and State Liaison and consultant with AECOM company Davis Langdon. He has worked on projects such as the Department of Sport and Recreation WA’s State Netball Centre Business Plan, Venues West’s Arena Joondalup Master Plan and Motoring South West’s Collie Motorplex Track Development.



Grant White
General Manager - Membership
After changing sporting codes Grant joined the WACA from the Fremantle Dockers in December 2011. Grant brings with him 12 years of experience in customer service and sport, as well as a wealth of business knowledge, professionalism and energy. Grant is looking forward to continuing the same level of personal service, attention and opportunity that WACA Members have enjoyed in the past.