Dame Therese Walsh

Head of NZ, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015~~~ Director NZ Cricket Previously Chief Operating Officer Rugby NZ 2011 Ltd.

Therese servied as the General Manager Corporate Services for Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited, the company established by the NZRU and the NZ Government to deliver the Rugby World Cup Tournament in 2011 and is now doing a similar role for the Cricket World Cup to be hosted jointly in Australia and NZ in 2015.

A chartered accountant Therese began her career as an auditor at KPMG. Moving to the role of Chief Financial Officer at the NZ Rugby Union in 2001.

The highlight of her time at the NZRU was being part of the team that worked on the winning bid to host RWC 2011 in NZ.

She then moved to work for the RWC 2011 delivery company RNZ 2011 in the role of GM Corporate Services and then Chief Operating Officer.

Following the successful completion of RWC 2011, Therese was appointed Head of NZ, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Therese also maintains a strong interest in the international aid sector having served on the Board of Save the Children and now Chairing the MFAT International Development Advisory and Selection Panel.

In late 2013. Therese was honoured as Supreme Winner in Inauguaral Women of Influence Awards and in 2015 she was made a Dame in the Queens Birthday Honours List.