Cricket Australia has announced Scott Grant, a former executive at Hyundai, as its new chief operating officer, as the organisation continues to attempt to move away from the chaos that plagued it over the past 12 months.
Grant is the first major executive hire since the ball-tampering scandal and subsequent Ethics Centre review last year, which lambasted a “culture of bullying” within CA and led to the departure of several senior figures from the governing body.
Although his background is largely in the automotive space, having spent time working at Hyundai, Toyota and Holden Vehicles, Grant is well known and respected within cricket circles in Australia and has been the president of Bankstown District Cricket Club since 2005. He also has an existing relationship with CA chief executive Kevin Roberts, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
He will report directly to Roberts when he takes up the new role, which is expected to happen in March. Grant said he felt he was joining CA at an “important time in its development as an organisation”.