New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Tuesday confirmed the appointment of former Test batsman-turned-rugby union administrator David White as its new chief executive.
White will begin his tenure as chief executive Feb 1, 2012, replacing Justin Vaughan, who had served as CEO since 2007.
White, 50, will be leading NZC in the build-up to the 2015 Cricket World Cup to be co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
White represented New Zealand as an opener in two Tests and three ODIs on their tour to Pakistan in 1990.
"The board of NZC is delighted to have secured the services of such an experienced sports administrator as David," NZC chairman Chris Moller was quoted saying by New Zealand Herald.
"In addition, it is a bonus that David has represented New Zealand in cricket and played for Northern Districts for 15 years, including being captain for two seasons."