Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have confirmed the appointment of Ralph Waters as the new Chairman of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 local organising committee.
Waters was previously Deputy Chairman to James Strong, who passed away last week.
Prominent businessman Waters is the Chairman of Fletcher Building Limited and Woolworths Limited and Director of Fontera Co-Operative Limited and Asciano Limited.
Paying tribute to Strong's leadership, Waters said: "Like myself, James had lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand and was determined to put on a truly world class tournament in 2015.
"I share his vision and will work closely with the ICC, Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket to deliver a successful tournament for cricket fans around the world."
ICC President Alan Isaac added: "James' passion and expertise will be missed by all of us. I know Ralph shares the same love for the game and together we will deliver a great tournament."
Wally Edwards, James Sutherland (Cricket Australia), Chris Moller and David White (New Zealand Cricket) will continue to sit on the board of the local organising committee.
The ICC will also send representatives to each meeting as observers.
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