David White, the longtime chief executive of New Zealand cricket, recently announced his intention to resign after more than 11 years in the position. White announced that he would be resigning from his position in August, and the decision was based on the belief that it is time to transfer the torch to younger leaders.
Since the ratification of the 1995 Hood Report recommendations, White is the fourth chief executive to lead New Zealand Cricket, following Chris Doig, Martin Snedden, and Justin Vaughan.
Under his leadership, New Zealand cricket has experienced remarkable levels of success. One T20I World Cup final and two ODI World Cup finals were attained. In addition, they captured the inaugural World Test Championship. Pay equality has been one of the most significant developments during White’s presidency.
New Zealand cricket announced that when a new five-year contract is inked in 2022, women’s cricketers will earn the same as men’s cricketers. Under his stewardship, NZC has made significant progress, and his departure in August 2023 will undoubtedly be felt.
White believes the time is right to step down.
David White reflected on his decision to resign as NZC’s chief executive and his tenure in the position after announcing his resignation. He felt that it was the right moment for him to step down, and he believes that the board’s finances are in good shape, with women’s cricket also thriving.
“New Zealand Cricket is in a secure financial position with a strong balance sheet and long-term commercial agreements in place; the Black Caps are strong; women’s cricket is thriving; our high-performance programme is generating outstanding results; and the community game is stable. David White stated in a statement that the time felt appropriate for him to step down.