Former editor of The Age Andrew Holden joins Cricket Australia

Former editor of Fairfax Media’s The Age, Andrew Holden, has been appointed head of communications for Cricket Australia.

Holden joins Cricket Australia

Holden joins Cricket Australia

Holden quit The Age in February this year, having been at the helm of the Melbourne paper since 2012.

He replaces Jonathan Rose, who moved to Bupa to head up communications earlier this year.

Executive general manager, media, communications and marketing, Ben Amarfio, said: “Andrew has a thorough understanding of new media, as it was his initial brief at The Age to integrate The Age’s print and digital operations and transition it to a fully digital newsroom. Andrew has worked in community and metro news and magazine operations in Australia, the UK and New Zealand.

“We believe this expertise will further strengthen cricket’s communications team and assist cricket in its vision of being Australia’s favourite sport and a sport for all Australians.”

Cricket Australia is currently in negotiations with media companies over the TV rights for its burgeoning Big Bash League, while the sports body has also been expanding its own digital presence as it looks to engage fans. It was a finalist in the Media Brand of the Year category at the Mumbrella Awards.

Holden said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Cricket Australia. It is an outstanding organisation and I am looking forward to contributing to its success in making cricket Australia’s number one national sport.”

Holden will commence at Cricket Australia on Monday, August 8.


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