In 2019, Christina Matthews was named the Western Australian of the Year for her outstanding achievements in the Western Australian cricket community.
As CEO of the WACA since 2011, this former Australian cricketer, with a distinguished international playing career, has inspired players of all abilities and genders while uniting and developing cricket in Western Australia.
Ms Matthews is the country's most capped female Test player and is one of only two women in the world to hold the position of CEO of a first-class cricket association. She has invested her undeniable cricketing and leadership credentials into working consistently to promote real equality from the pitch to the boardroom.
In her first seven years as WA's top cricket administrator, WA cricket has excelled both on and off the field. The Women’s Big Bash League Finals have run consistently strong campaigns, and attendance figures for women's cricket games have almost tripled. As CEO, Christina has been instrumental in guiding cricket into a new era at Perth’s Optus Stadium, and the BBL continues to break national attendance records.
Christine has an extensive background in sports administration, including stints with Women’s Cricket Australia, Women’s Hockey Australia and the Victorian Football Association. Prior to her WACA appointment, she was General Manager of Commercial Operations and Communications at Cricket New South Wales.
Outside of her WACA role, Christina has turned her love of cycling into fundraising endeavours for a charity focused on youth mental health.