Mr Roberts was today announced as CEO having held the position of Chief Operating Officer at CA. His appointment will be effective from the Cricket Australia Annual General Meeting, when current CEO James Sutherland will step down. 

Queensland Cricket Chairman Judge Sal Vasta and Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Max Walters congratulated Mr Roberts on his appointment. 

Judge Vasta said, "Kevin has proven himself to be a fine leader and has already contributed a great deal to cricket throughout his playing and administrative careers.

"We are all aware of the challenges and complexities facing cricket, and we are confident he is the right person to lead our sport into the future."

Mr Walters said, "Queensland Cricket would like to congratulate Kevin on his appointment. Cricket has entered an exciting phase of growth and innovation, and we look forward to working with Kevin to further develop our game in Queensland.

"We would also like to thank and congratulate James Sutherland for the dedication, leadership and commitment he has shown during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, and we wish him well in his next endeavours."