Earl Eddings

Chairman, Cricket Australia

Earl founded ARK Consulting Group, a leading risk management consultancy in Australia, which BRW listed in 2005 as a Top 25 Startup and among their Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies. Earl was later the Asia-Pacific MD of WSP Environment & Energy and MD of ASX-listed Greencap Ltd, which was acquired by Wesfarmers in 2013.

Earl has been a Director of Cricket Australia since 2008 and was appointed Chair in 2018. He is a member of the People, Culture & Ethics Committee and until recently Co-Chaired NATSICAC. He is also Chairman of “On a Roll 21” and Advisory Board member of the RMIT Graduate School of Law and MBA programs.

Earl was appointed to the board of MSL Solutions Ltd and ASX listed company in May 2019.

Earl has gained many years’ experience in consulting to public and private enterprises, and project managed some of Australia’s largest risk management and health and safety projects. He specialises in the design and implementation of strategic risk management programs that improve a company’s ability to manage risk and improve profitability.

He has developed effective organisational and risk management strategies and training programs for clients in diverse industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, rail, local government, automotive, finance, health, food and transport.

Some of Earl’s risk management experience includes:

  • Developing and implementing Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks for the City of Melbourne, Yarra Ranges Shire Council, Baw Baw Shire council and Maroondah Shire Council;
  • Developing and implementing Enterprise Risk Framework, developing a five year strategy and coaching and mentoring the Executive Leadership Team at TasGas;
  • Conducting risk management workshops and developing the Risk Management Strategy for Barwon Water, the merger of Kangan and Bendigo TAFEs and the EPA; and
  • Developing the Global Risk Management Framework for WSP, a London-based listed company operating in 20 countries. This included conducting workshops across all 20 countries, using Sarbanes Oxley requirements.

Areas of Expertise

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Leadership & Culture
  • Business Strategy Planning
  • Health & Safety
  • Board & executive governance