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General Manager High Performance, Cricket Tasmania


Cricket Tasmania is committed to being one of the leading cricket organisations in the world and are pivotal to the success of cricket in Australia. The State has consistently punched above its weight in National competition and in the production of talent. Cricket Tasmania is unapologetic in their desire to be the number one in Australia in all formats, ages and in both Men’s and Women’s cricket.

Cricket Tasmania achieves this through a best practice structure and process within their integrated Elite and High-Performance pathways and talent identification with player development and opportunity at their core. Cricket Tasmania has a demonstrated track record of elite player development having produced a succession of recent and current leaders from Boon to Ponting, Bailey and Wade.

Cricket Tasmania require a GM High Performance to continue the leadership and renewal of the performance function at Cricket Tasmania. Recent years has seen considerable change and renewal across High Performance. 2021-2022 was a solid year of improvement by all teams with strong performances by the Tasmanian Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes Men’s and Women’s teams, headlined by the Tigers winning their Tasmanian Tigers winning their maiden Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) title.


Cricket Tasmania seek an established leader with exceptional operational and High-Performance leadership experience. The role leads all Cricket Operations for the Tasmanian Tigers, BBL / WBBL, Premier League Cricket, Sport Science & Sport Medicine and has ultimate responsibility for c.50 contracted players.

The role will effectively lead and execute the vision of Cricket Tasmania’s High-Performance Teams.

The GM is responsible for setting and leading the strategic direction for High Performance, ensuring the delivery of world class elite player, coach, umpire and staff development at all levels on a sustainable basis. Delivering the best integrated High-Performance system with player development at the core.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • High Performance Leadership & Culture
  • Elite Teams
  • Pathway Programs
  • High Performance Operations


  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Head Coaches
  • Youth Pathway Coaches
  • High Performance Support staff
  • Players
  • Cricket Tasmania Board
  • Cricket Tasmania Executive Team
  • All Cricket Tasmania Departments



  • Extensive professional experience working with and leading diverse teams within a high performance (elite sport) environment.
  • Proven ability to set a vision and strategy, align and engage team members around that vision and strategy
  • Experience in player recruitment, list management and talent identification
  • A high level of business acumen and critical thinking aptitude
  • Flexible and capable of changing and adapting to accommodate internal and external circumstances
  • Well established ability to plan and drive the continuous improvement in an elite environment
  • Experience in player development programs that include mentoring and future leadership initiatives
  • Coaching development and evaluation experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Boards, Committees and various organisational stakeholder groups
  • Highly developed time management skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of sport science and its application to cricket
  • Media presentation and Public Speaking experience
  • An extremely strong work ethic and a passion for excellence


  • Strategic planning experience in a cricketing context
  • Entrepreneurial or start-up business experience

Qualifications (if required)

  •  Tertiary Qualifications in Business/Commerce, Sport Management or other relevant field and/or relevant equivalent industry experience

For more information on the Key Responsibilities please see the Candidate Brief attached.


Please send your CV along with a detailed cover letter to SRI by Tuesday 28th June, that briefly details why you feel you would be suitable for this role and includes details of your current remuneration.

Jonathan Harris
Managing Partner – Australia & New Zealand
w:  sriexecutive.com
m: +61 (0) 413 939 993
e:   jharris@sriexecutive.com

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