29 May 2012

Walsh takes up role for Cricket 2015

9:42 am on 29 May 2012

A key figure in New Zealand's 2011 Rugby World Cup has been appointed Head of New Zealand for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.

Therese Walsh, who was Chief Operating Officer for last year's Rugby World Cup, has started work and will be based in Wellington.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Chief Executive Officer, John Harnden, says he'ss delighted to have Ms Walsh heading the New Zealand operation.

Harnden says Walsh brings great experience in sport and major events to the role and has invaluable insights from what has been recognised as the best Rugby World Cup ever.

Ms Walsh was Chief Financial Officer and General Manager Corporate Services for the New Zealand Rugby Union before her Rugby World Cup role.

She has been a director of New Zealand Cricket since 2011.