Chief Executive Officer
Western Australian Cricket Association
Christina Matthews is an elite sportswoman with an extensive background in sports administration, including positions with Women’s Cricket Australia, Women’s Hockey Australia and the Victorian Football Association. She is a former Victorian, New South Wales, ACT and Australian wicket-keeper and played in 20 Tests and 47 One Day Internationals for Australia between 1984 and 1995. She is Australia’s most capped female Test player and holds the record for the most dismissals by an Australian wicket-keeper. Christina represented Australia in the 1988 and 1993 Cricket World Cups.
Christina worked in various roles at Cricket NSW including General Manager, Commercial Operations and Communication and as Events and Supporter Clubs Coordinator. She was also General Manager of the UTS Balmain District Cricket Club and the National Coaching and Development Manager for Women’s Cricket Australia.
Christina is currently the Chair of Champions of Change (Department of Sport & Recreation, Western Australia), a member of the Bradman Foundation, the WA Minister for Sport Women in Sports Leadership Advisory Group and a member of the WA CEOs for Gender Equity. Christina also sits on the Board of the WA Sports Federation and is a member of the General Council for the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 2016, Christina was named the AIM WA Not-for-Profit Leader of the Year.
Christina has spent many years coaching young women as they pursue their dreams to be the best cricketer they can be. She has also played a strong mentoring role with young women working in the sports administration environment. Christina has driven a diverse culture within the Western Australian Cricket Association and has achieved equity in her senior management team, a first in Australian Cricket.