Author(s): Malcolm Speed
From his position as the CEO of the Australian Cricket Board between 1997 and2001, and then cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC)from 2001 to 2008, Malcolm Speed has been involved first-hand with some of the most tumultuous events to occur in the history of cricket.
After a three-year period of establishing his own sports management consultancy, looking after 30 different sports, Speed was appointed the chief executive of the Australian Cricket Board in 1997. Then in 2001, he was appointed chief executive officer of the International Cricket Council, holding the role for several years before it came to an abrupt end in 2008 after a highly publicised falling out with the ICC president. He now lectures and consults from his home in Melbourne.