The Champions of Change National 2021 Group was was first convened in November 2021. The Group includes Members from the traditionally male dominated resources and construction sectors that have national and global operations. In Australia the Group’s operations include remote and regional locations in New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia; and international operations in Africa, Asia, North America and South America.

The National 2021 Group employs nearly 30,000 people in Australia. The Group has a shared commitment to achieving gender balance across workforces and creating a workplace culture that is diverse and inclusive, at all levels and in all locations, beyond head office. The Group is driven to innovate and disrupt ways of working to increase the attraction, retention and promotion of more and diverse women.

Chris Matthews

Group Convenor

Christina Matthews


WA Cricket

Christina Matthews is CEO of WA Cricket. A former Australian cricketer, she was named the country’s most capped female Test player and held the record for the most dismissals by an Australian wicketkeeper.

Christina Matthews has impressive leadership qualities having spent 30 years in various management roles within cricket organisations across Australia. In 2016 she was included on The West Australian’s a list of the 100 Most Influential Western Australians.

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Christina has proven herself to be an effective and courageous leader since taking on the role of CEO at WA Cricket in 2012. She has redefined the way WA Cricket approaches its business, introducing a strong strategic focus, committing to community engagement, restructuring to ensure resourcing aligns with the Association’s strategic objectives, and managing change to ensure a successful future for the organisation. Her focus has also included increasing philanthropic endeavours and partnership development, both within the sports industry and in other complimentary business, to expand WA Cricket’s reach.

Members of Champions of Change National 2021 Group