Christina Matthews is Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) and a former Australian cricketer.
Named the country’s most capped female Test player and holding the record for the most dismissals by an Australian wicketkeeper, Christina is the only woman in Australia to hold the position of CEO of a cricket association.
Christina is a well-respected voice within the Australian cricket community, with strong leadership qualities and 35 years’ experience in various management, coaching and development roles within, cricket, hockey and Australian rules football.
Having represented Victoria, ACT and NSW during her career and a member of the Australian Women's team from 1984 to 1995, including two years as Vice Captain, Christina is able to combine her in-depth knowledge and experience in sport with her vast business expertise.
Christina has proven herself to be an effective and courageous leader since taking on the role of CEO at the WACA in 2012. She has redefined the way the WACA approaches its business, introducing a strong strategic focus, commitment to community engagement, restructuring to ensure resourcing aligns with the Association’s strategic objectives, and managing change to ensure a successful future for the organisation including moving commercial cricket from the WACA Ground to Optus Stadium. Her focus has also included increasing philanthropic endeavours and partnership development, both within the sports industry and in other complementary businesses, to expand the WACA’s reach.
Christina previously held the position of Chair of Selectors for the Australian Women's Cricket Team and has mentored young sports women aiming to move into elite sport. Her compassion and understanding has driven a supportive culture and work environment, with a focus on wellbeing and encouraging staff to reach their potential both personally and professionally.