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Sachin Kumar

Strategy Analyst at Cricket Australia
I work with the General Managers and CEO at Cricket Australia as an in-house management consultant.

(BCom/LLB 07)

What is your role?

As Strategy Analyst at Cricket Australia (CA), I work with the General Managers and CEO at Cricket Australia as an in-house management consultant providing decision support and advice on key strategic issues and projects.

How did you get there?

I actually tried a few different things whilst at University, completing internships at two banks and a law firm, to better understand what would suit my strengths and interests. I encourage everyone to do the same.  I decided that starting as a management consultant at Bain & Company was the best option. It was a fantastic training ground to develop core business analysis skills, experience a wide variety of industries and project types.  After spending a couple of years there, I took a break and fortuitously a job came up at CA which was a great fit. Incidentally, I completed the elective “Sport and the Law” which sparked my interest in the sporting industry four years earlier. Never did I think I would end up there so soon!

 A typical day

No day is the same; it really depends on the key issues leading up to the next Board meeting.  Any day can involve creation of PowerPoint documents, conducting numerical analysis using Excel, stakeholder presentations and workshops, meetings and even brainstorming sessions with the General Manager, Strategy (who incidentally is Andrew Jones, BA/LLB (UNSW) 1996).

What I like most

There is a lot to like! Cricket is an incredibly fascinating industry to work in – it evokes passion in our country like nothing else, encourages healthy personal development from a young age and includes many complex commercial and legal issues.  Cricket is at a stage of incredible change in this country and globally, not seen perhaps since the advent of World Series Cricket making it the best time to be here. Finally, the ability to influence critical decisions shaping the future of the game, on and off the field,  to ensure cricket is Australia’s favourite sport is a strong motivator for me.

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