Baseball Australia CEO Cam Vale steps down after four years of milestones

Baseball Australia CEO Cam Vale steps down after four years of milestones
19/01/2021
"This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have made in my career," commented Vale.

Baseball Australia announced today that Cam Vale, the chief executive (CEO) with Baseball Australia and the Australian Baseball League (ABL) has tendered his resignation.

"I want to thank Cam on behalf of all stakeholders. During his tenure as CEO, baseball in Australia has significantly improved," commented Baseball Australia chairman David Hynes after his Board confirmed the decision. "The ABL particularly has gone from strength to strength."

Cameron Vale joined Baseball Australia in 2017 after previous senior roles as CEO Hockey Australia chief executive and North Melbourne Football Club chief operating officer.

Under Vale's leadership, Australia has climbed to a historical high of sixth in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings.

"I reached this decision on the basis that I think it is the right time for me to take a career pause and have an extended break after a non-stop 20-year career in sports administration alongside the challenges of the last 12 months with Covid impacting our sport," said Vale.

He added: "This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have made in my career. A job I love, staff and stakeholders I love to work with and for, and a sport I have truly grown to love from grassroots to the high performance."

Vale also mentioned the highlights of his four years in office.

"The privatisation of the ABL teams and the expansion teams of Auckland Tuatara and Geelong-Korea is a career highlight and something that is an example of the success and importance of the ABL. Continued increased engagement with our key international stakeholders (NPB, KBO, CPBL, Little League International alongside the WBSC and of course MLB), great opportunities remain with our international partnerships."

Vale will continue with Baseball Australia until the 1st April 2021.


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