Peter Collins to facilitate Cricket Australia’s Code of Conduct

Peter Collins to facilitate Cricket Australia’s Code of Conduct

The Centre for Ethical Leadership is pleased to announce our Director, Peter Collins, has been appointed by Cricket Australia to facilitate a new Charter and Code of Conduct with the Australian men's cricket team.

Following the recent ball tampering scandal in South Africa, Cricket Australia announced a cultural review that will include an independent review panel and the creation of the new Charter and Code of Conduct 

The review panel will be Chaired by former Australian and New South Wales batsman, Rick McCosker, and will have a broad remit to consider whether any wider cultural, organisational and/or governance issues should be addressed. Recommendations arising from the review will be presented to the Board of Cricket Australia.

In the media release, Cricket Australia’s Chairman, David Peever, acknowledged the Australian public’s right to expect high standards of behaviour from cricket players representing their country.

“Australian cricketers are role models for our young people and ambassadors for our country.  Cricket fans and the Australian public rightly have high expectations regarding the standards of behaviour of our national teams. The independent review will provide an important foundation for ensuring these expectations are met,” said Mr Peever.

In addition, Cricket Australia will initiate a separate player (and former player) driven process to consider a “charter” that sets out standards of behaviour and expectations of Australian men’s teams.  It is anticipated that this process will include assessments as to whether changes to codes and standards governing player conduct are required.

Peter Collins, who will facilitate the new Charter and Code of Conduct, has worked with the captains and coaches sporting teams (including national cricket and rugby union teams) on ethics, leadership and cultural issues with sporting teams for more than ten years.

“I am delighted to work with Cricket Australia, former players and the current players in this way. Like all Australians, I was dismayed by the ethical failure of the team. What counts in these circumstances is to face the truth. I acknowledge Cricket Australia are taking a thorough approach to the review and I look forward to playing my role in restoring integrity and the Australian community’s confidence in our national men’s cricket team,” said Peter.