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Baseball Victoria Announces Appointment of Ritchie Hinton as Chief Executive Officer

Baseball Victoria
15 October 2021

Baseball Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Ritchie Hinton as its new Chief Executive Officer.

“Throughout the CEO recruitment process, the Baseball Victoria Board was committed to finding a highly qualified executive to lead the organisation forward through this next period of COVID recovery, strategic planning, and grassroots development,” Baseball Victoria President Meghan Mayman said.

“We found the ideal candidate in Ritchie, and we are thrilled to have him join Baseball Victoria. His two decades of experience in sport, law, and business management have shaped his strategic and operational strengths, making him a fantastic asset to Baseball Victoria as we look to further enhance participation in our safe, welcoming and inclusive sport.”

“Thank you to Sportspeople for their work and Rob Stanley for leading this successful CEO recruitment process, as well as all the Baseball Victoria Board Directors involved – Grant Weir, Amy McCann and Matt Nichol.”

Ritchie is a dedicated sports management executive with an extensive legal and commercial background. Originally from England, he studied English & European Law at university, going on to qualify and work as a solicitor in the UK before moving to Melbourne in 2005.

Ritchie most recently served as CEO of Table Tennis Victoria, leading the state sport governing body through the pandemic and overseeing the development of TTV’s Strategic Plan for 2019-2022. He has also worked as National Field Manager at Cricket Australia, Head of Football (Soccer) at TLA Worldwide, and a long-standing sports industry commentator, columnist and panellist.

Ritchie is excited to join Baseball Victoria and guide grassroots baseball through the next chapter of success on and off the diamond.

“I’m honoured to have been given the opportunity to join Baseball Victoria at such an exciting time in the sport, and to build upon their strong history of administering the sport in Victoria. I have watched the progress of the Australian Baseball League with interest from afar and I am particularly keen to work with all stakeholders to use the impetus from the national league to help drive participation and interest at the grassroots level in Victoria.”

Ritchie will commence as CEO of Baseball Victoria on Monday 8 November 2021.

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