Board of Directors

Nicholas ALBRECHT - Chair

Nicholas heads the government relations for Vector Limited (top 10 NZX). He oversees the company’s engagement with Ministers, MPs, government departments and local government (Auckland Council). A director of the Eden Park Trust Board and Chairman of the Victoria Park Sports and Cultural Trust. He holds a Master of Arts (Hons) in Political Studies from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University.

Nicholas is a life member and has been Chairman and Club Captain of the Grafton United Cricket Club. He played junior cricket for Northland and the City Cricket Club in Whangarei. He strongly believes that club cricket is the backbone of the sport. Nicholas was elected to the ACA board in 2014 and became Chairman in 2019.

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Marijana BRAJKOVICH

Marijana has been an active member of Parnell Cricket Club as a Grade Coordinator, Board member and recently retiring as Chair of the Parnell Cricket Board. Her passion is in the area of Junior Cricket with an in depth understanding of what is required to ensure young players stay in the game.

Marijana was instrumental in the development and completion of the Terry Jarvis Centre for Parnell Cricket. Has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Auckland University and had a successful career in sales and marketing with Regent International Hotels.  Currently working with the family business Kumeu River Wines.

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Brendon GIBSON

Brendon is a Partner at Calibre Partners, which is a leading restructuring, turnaround and business advisory specialist. With over 30 years in the business Brendon is known for his ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders and businesses across all industries, he brings a fresh perspective, thinking beyond the numbers and keeps people at the core to help them navigate the best way forward. Brendon is the Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart College. He holds a Bachelor of Agribusiness, Post-Graduate Diploma in Commerce, Diploma in Corporate Management, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountant Australia New Zealand and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Brendon is an avid sports fan and grew up playing sport, in particular cricket. His love for cricket has been passed on to his three sons and you will often find Brendon watching on the sideline. Brendon is passionate about bringing his unique skillset to help Auckland Cricket grow and thrive. He is an appointed Director and joined the Board in November 2019.

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Sacha COWLRICK

Sacha played for the association in the 1990s to the early 2000’s from age group representative sides through to the HEARTS. Her club cricket as a junior was played for Akarana, moving to University and later Grafton in her senior playing years. Her cricket involvement is now starting again as a passionate sideline parent.


Sacha currently works for Suncorp NZ Limited as the Executive Manager Consumer, managing the portfolio delivering home, contents and motor insurance for Vero insurance customers. Over the past 20 years Sacha has held a variety of roles in the insurance and financial services sector, bringing financial and governance expertise to the Board. Sacha hold a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Commerce from Auckland University. She was elected  to the Board in 2020.

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Craig PRYOR

Of Ngati Awa and Ngati Pikiao descent, Craig played representative age group cricket for Auckland and New Zealand, debuting for the Aces in 1998. He retired from first-class cricket in 2003, having spent two seasons playing for Otago. He is currently Dealer Principal at Winger Maserati, having worked in the motor industry for 20 years, starting with Mercedes Benz, and managing successful brands such as Porsche, BMW and Ferrari.

He is passionate about cricket at all levels, becoming a Premier umpire and is involved in junior cricket with his son. Craig is looking forward to being involved in an exciting growth period for the sport in the greater Auckland area and working with all stakeholders.

 

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