Former NBL chairman to recruit new 36er CEO as Kavenagh steps off the court
Adelaide 36ers CEO Ben Kavenagh has resigned after three years in the role, with the club’s CFO Adam May stepping in as the interim CEO, on top of his CFO role, until a permanent replacement is found.
InDaily believes May will be putting himself forward for the top job permanently.
The club said Kavenagh had been instrumental in the 36ers move to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in 2019 and helped the club “through the depths of the coronavirus pandemic”.
Chairman Grant Kelley welcomed May to the new role.
“Adam May has been with the club for almost three years, during which he has delivered very strong financial and commercial results, and been a key member of our management team,” he said.
“He has also shown great leadership through these unprecedented times.”
In a bid to find someone for the CEO role, the 36ers have appointed Perth-based sports administrator and former National Basketball League CEO Nick Marvin to conduct a search that it said it would consider “internal, national, and international talent”.
Marvin, who is based in Perth, chaired the NBL between 2013 and 2015 before joining NBL’s Perth Wildcats as Managing Director. He has since held a number of other senior sports leadership roles.
For the past three decades he has also run a private consulting firm, working closely with Australia’s richest man Andrew Forrest on his philanthropic organisation between 2017 and 2019.