Tim Cutler has been appointed as chief executive of the Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA).
The Australian becomes the first chief executive in the organisation's history and he will be responsible for building relationships with the Hong Kong government as well as the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Cutler, a Hong Kong resident, currently works in insurance and was selected from a field of 120 candidates from across the globe.
“It is an honour to be the first CEO of the HKCA. The recent success of the men's team is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what a thriving local cricket community in Hong Kong can achieve,” said Cutler.
“Strong professional leadership at CEO level has delivered great results in associate cricket around the world and it is important to do likewise to ensure we play a leading role as the sport is developed in Hong Kong, China and across East Asia,” said John Cribbin, secretary of the HKCA.
The Hong Kong's men's national team are ranked 15th in the ICC's global One-Day International rankings.