Sutherland's commitment to both Australian and International cricket during this time has assisted the game to reach record levels of commercial revenue, game attendance and TV viewership.
Contributing to five MOUs during his time as CEO, Sutherland most recently provided a voice of reason on CA's behalf in the finalisation of the 2017 accord, which facilitated the modernisation of a successful 20-year partnership between players and administrators .
The ACA particularly acknowledges the support that Sutherland provided for the gender equity pay model now in place in Australian cricket.
The ACA looks forward to working with James for the remainder of his tenure and wishes him well in contemplating the next stage of his professional life.
The ACA supports a full and competitive selection process in the appointment of the next CEO of Cricket Australia at a time when the game needs to ensure it properly addresses the outcomes of the ongoing culture and governance review.