FAIRBREAK GLOBAL APPOINTS FEMALE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Cheryll Rogers has been appointed as the London based CEO of FairBreak Global, the innovative Australian sporting movement that creates career empowering pathways for female cricketers globally.
Founded in 2013, FairBreak was originally created to be a standalone tournament for women to advance their playing opportunities and remuneration within international cricket. Today, the movement’s mission has expanded to tackle systemic barriers to gender equality on a global scale using cricket as the primary vehicle.
“Cheryll Rogers is taking on this post with immediate effect. She brings a wealth of corporate experience to the role as well as a lifetime of work in the social justice and impact space. Diversity is healthy and beneficial, particularly amongst top decision makers. This hire marks a significant step for FairBreak as our leadership team continues to flourish,” said Shaun Martyn, FairBreak’s founder.
Cheryll Rogers commented, “Since my first encounter with FairBreak Global, I have been impressed with the organisation’s laser focus on advancing women’s cricket and women’s sport in general. The extraordinary talent of the team I am so proud to lead will continue to increase opportunities for our 90 contracted female players and will enhance the societal environments in which they play.”
“An appreciation for how sport can improve lives resonates with me personally and has always guided my work. To be able to take on this role at such a momentous time for women’s sport is just wonderful, and I am committed to harnessing all my connections across sport, governance, and the corporate world to further develop this trailblazing organisation.”
Former Australian Women’s Cricket Captain Alex Blackwell added, “FairBreak has ignited hope and aspiration in women cricketers from all around the world. FairBreak’s globally focussed events have been life-changing for our athletes, and for the aspiring broadcasters and business leaders also involved. I am excited to see FairBreak’s social impact grow under the leadership of Cheryll Rogers.”