Cricket Australia has announced that Kim McConnie will take over as the new head of the Big Bash League and Women’s Big Bash League.
McConnie comes to Cricket Australia from PepsiCo, where she took on the role of Head of Sports Marketing at their headquarters in New York.
She takes over the role from Anthony Everard, who had been in the role since inaugural BBL in 2011/12.
"The BBL and WBBL are in an exciting growth period. I believe we have a huge opportunity to continue to attract new fans and participants to both leagues," McConnie said on the BBL website.
"I couldn't be more excited to take on the role. Women's sport is in such a great shape in Australia and the men's league is the fifth biggest sporting league in the world.
"Growing the Big Bash, and making cricket the best sport for fans, is one of the game's strategic priorities in addition to making cricket the leading sport for women and girls.
"We have the power to do all of this in the Big Bash, and to continue to innovate sport entertainment in Australia and be a market leader."