Christina Matthews is Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) and a former Australian cricketer. Named the country's most capped female Test player and holding the record for the most dismissals by an Australian wicketkeeper, Christina is one of only three women in the world to hold the position of CEO of a first-class cricket association.
Carla joined the WACA in 2007 as Human Resources Manager, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the hospitality and finance industries. Carla is responsible for developing a fit-for-purpose strategic people framework, growing talent and capabilities, pursing wellbeing as a priority, embedding teamwork, and adopting efficient systems and processes.
Joanna joined the WACA in 2012 with over 20 years' of senior management experience, largely across UK venues hosting international events. Joanna is responsible for all operations and facilities at the WACA Ground, including leading the venue delivery of international and domestic cricket matches and other major events.
Jo started with the WACA in July 2016 with over 25 years' experience working in the sport and recreation industry, at state, national and international level. Most recently, Jo was the inaugural State Manager for the Federal Government's Active After School Communities Program, Manager of the State Government's Physical Activity Taskforce and Manager Regional Services for DSR.
Richard started with the WACA in 2007 and has over 30 years experience in financial management. During his time at the WACA, Richard has managed the turnaround of the WACA's finances, including a period of significant growth. He helped to negotiate an attractive funding agreement with Cricket Australia and worked with them and other state associations to improve efficiencies across Australian cricket.
Kate started at the WACA in 2017, having previously held the role Principal Policy Adviser to the Deputy Premier where she was responsible for developing policy and legislation and consulting with stakeholders and the community. In her role as Public Policy & Government Relations Manager, Kate develops and co-ordinates public policy and government relations activity in WA, with a focus on relationships with state and local governments.
Shay joined the WACA in 2012 and has over 14 years experience in the sport and entertainment industries. Shay has led the WACA to strong commercial growth, with a portfolio of partners including Healthway, Homeloans, Toyota and REIWA.com. He has overseen the off-field development of the Perth Scorchers into one of Western Australia's favourite sporting teams, setting attendance and viewership records and driving new audiences to the sport.
Ben joined the WACA in 2012. A former first-class player with Victoria and Tasmania, Ben previously held roles with Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria and the International Cricket Council. Ben and his team have developed what is widely considered to be the benchmark high performance program in Australian cricket and have established the Perth Scorchers as the most successful club in BBL history.
Grant joined the WACA in 2011 from the Fremantle Dockers. With 12 years of experience in sport and customer service, he was also involved in various levels of golf administration and business management. Since joining the WACA, Grant and his team have seen the WACA and Scorchers membership base reach the largest numbers on record.
Joining the WACA in 2013, Simon has an impressive background in sports management and consultancy and a strong commitment to community involvement and strategic coordination of all aspects of state sporting associations. Simon has previously held the positions of Chief Executive Officer at Water Polo WA and Senior Consultant with AECOM company Davis Langdon and Coffey Sport and Leisure.