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James Strong- Chairman of ICC WC 2015

James Alexander Strong AO (31 July 1944 – 3 March 2013) was an Australian businessman and philanthropist.

Strong was born in Lismore, New South Wales, and educated at Lismore High School and Tenterfield High School.

 Strong was chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts during 2006 to 2012. He also served as chairman of several other arts organizations, including the Sydney Theatre Company, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australia Business Arts Foundation and the State Library of Victoria. He chaired a 2005 review, into orchestra funding, as a director of Opera Australia.

Strong was also associated with sports administration. He was a director of Dorna Sports, which administers MotoGP motorcycle racing and was a member of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. At the time of his death, he was Non-executive chairman of V8 Supercars and chairman of the Australian and New Zealand organizing committee for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.


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