Former New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Chris Moller has been named as the chairman of New Zealand Cricket(NZC).
Moller, a NZC board member since September 2008 replaces Alan Isaac, who stepped down after more than 20 years on the NZC board to become vice-president of the International Cricket Council(ICC). The announcement was made Friday.
He was New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive from 2003 to 2007 after previously heading New Zealand's largest company, the dairy cooperative Fonterra.
"I thank the NZC board for having chosen me to represent them as chairman," said Moller.
"I am determined to work closely with our players, administrators, volunteers and commercial partners to drive the game forward in New Zealand."
He also praised his predecessor, saying: "Alan is held in high esteem throughout the cricketing world and his reputation as a hard-working, no-nonsense individual will be invaluable in his position as ICC vice-president. I wish him all the best in his new role."