Tim Anderson (R) is being retained part-time to assist with ICC’s continued restructuring and development efforts in the USA © Peter Della Penna
Tim Anderson, ICC’s head of global development, is set to step down from his role in June after 16 years of service. Anderson has been in his current role since taking over from Matthew Kennedy in 2010.
The announcement was made by David Richardson, the ICC chief executive, on Monday. “During his time at the ICC, Tim has been a passionate believer in the importance of membership benefits being provided on merit,” he wrote in an email to the ICC staff. “Tim has overseen strong recent progress in the game’s development, including unprecedented participation growth within Associate and Affiliate Members (AMs), from 580,000 in 2010 to 1.5 million at the end of 2015.
“The performances of the top AMs have also improved markedly in recent years, particularly at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and the ICC World Twenty20 2014 and 2016. An important factor in this regard has been the enhanced qualifying events that have been put in place during Tim’s tenure, including the ICC World Cricket League Championship and ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. Tim also advocated for the commencement of the ICC Women’s Championship, and drove ICC’s first steps in promoting top level AM and women’s events through the broadcast of matches online.”
Richardson noted that although Anderson was stepping away from a full-time role, he would be available for consultancy roles and special projects. As such, Anderson is being retained part-time to assist with ICC’s continued restructuring and development efforts in the USA following USACA’s suspension in June 2015.
Anderson, 37, is a former Australia U-19 captain, having led the team at the 1998 U-19 World Cup, but thereafter quickly transitioned into a career in cricket administration. In 2000, he began working in the ICC’s East Asia-Pacific regional office in Melbourne as a development officer. He continued working his way up to take over as the ICC EAP regional manager before replacing Kennedy in the head office out of Dubai.
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