Ross is a former detective who had spent almost 20 years with Victoria Police before leaving in 1999. His departure comes at a time when CA is undergoing cultural change, although actions of this alleged kind would not have been tolerated under the previous regime.
Under new chief executive Kevin Roberts, CA is determined to become a more inclusive workplace, shedding a tag of being “arrogant” and “controlling”, themes which had emerged in the damning Longstaff report released in November.
There has been considerable change to front office and team personnel. While the public and media focus has largely been on the board and executive, there has been change in backroom roles, including the departure of Adam Fraser, the former senior manager of team operations.
Fraser had been part of the CA leadership team, helping to set and manage the $100 million player payment pool and $14 million operational budget.
Team operations manager Amy Petropoulos has also recently left.
CA is still searching for a new head of high performance and manager of national teams.
The high-performance role will be crucial in overseeing domestic competitions, pathways and talent identification. The national teams manager will be responsible for Australian sides, selection, operations and logistics.
The off-field shake up after the tumultuous ball-tampering events of Cape Town included Earl Eddings replacing David Peever as chairman, but Eddings faces a fight to retain that role with Cricket Victoria yet to confirm its backing of the long-time CA board member who is up for re-election this year.