Walters, a former State batsman and Queensland Cricket Chairman of Selectors, will finish up this Friday June 7 after being granted an early release from his contract by QC’s Board.
Taking up the role as CEO in 2016, Walters has overseen a period of stability, growth and financial sustainability at QC during his tenure. Milestones across the past three years include significant increases in sponsorship and infrastructure funding; the development of QC’s current five-year strategy; and the recent positive announcements of upgrades to the Gabba, Brisbane's hosting of the opening Test of the 2021 Ashes series, and Federal Government funding towards the National Cricket Campus.
QC has also enjoyed a period of on-field success under Walters' leadership, including Sheffield Shield and Women's Big Bash League titles in 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively.
Mr. Walters thanked QC’s staff, volunteers, clubs and stakeholders who have contributed to cricket’s growth and success during his term.
“The past three years working at Queensland Cricket have been extremely rewarding and enjoyable. I originally committed to a three-year contract at QC, and with that period nearing its conclusion, now is the right time for me to move on.
“I hope people will agree that Queensland Cricket has made positive steps forward during my tenure. There is now a solid launching pad for success into the future, both on and off the field. I wish every good fortune to Queensland Cricket, and would like to thank the army of tireless volunteers in all the Clubs, big and small, across our great State that keep cricket moving.”
QC Chairman Judge Sal Vasta thanked Walters for his contribution and dedication to cricket in Queensland.
“Max Walters returned to Queensland Cricket in 2016 with the objective to make QC the State’s leading sporting organisation and to ensure that our strategy revolved around delivering outstanding life experiences for Queensland communities anywhere, anytime. He has delivered in spades.
“Corporate entities such as CUA and Betta, all three levels of government and the Queensland community at large all recognise the professionalism and expertise of QC that has been achieved under Max’s stewardship.
“Our strategic plan is the envy of other sporting organisations and clearly allows fans, sponsors and the Queensland Cricket family at large to see and understand our priorities. Max has been front and centre over the past three years and leaves QC well positioned to make even greater strides in the future.
“Max’s contribution cannot be overstated, and we owe him a debt of gratitude. Thank you, Max, for all you have done," Judge Vasta said.