She might be the first, but Olivia Thornton won't be the last female Cricket ACT chief executive.
And she's determined to continue the momentum of a big summer of cricket in the capital, with talks on what games Manuka Oval could attract set to begin in the next month or two.
Thornton's a self-described cricket tragic, who has filled about every role in cricket except for umpiring - starting out as a player, moving into coaching and now as an administrator.
She'll officially take over from outgoing boss James Allsopp, who's taking up a role with Cricket Australia, on March 15.
Thornton was the Cricket ACT high performance general manager and has previously worked at the AIS in athlete well-being.
She said it was an honour to follow in the footsteps of Christina Matthews, who is the current WACA chief executive, in becoming the boss of one of Australia's major cricket associations.
Interestingly, the pair played together - towards the beginning of Thornton's career and towards the end of Matthews'.
It's the first time Cricket ACT have appointed a woman to the role in their 99-year history.
"One of the things I absolutely love about our sport, and just how far our sport has come, is that it is genuinely a game for all regardless of gender these days," Thornton said.
"Whilst I might be the first one, I'm certainly not going to be the last one.
"Christina Matthews over in WA paved the way. She's been in her role for a number of years now and has done a fantastic job over there.
"It is a really important thing in terms of being able to inspire that next generation."
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There'll be no time for Thornton to get her feet under her new desk before she begins discussions with Cricket Australia about what games she can lure to Canberra next summer.
It's a big one, with both women's and men's Ashes tours, a rescheduled Afghanistan Test and the usual BBL and WBBL games.
Manuka Oval played a key role in saving the Australian cricket this summer, hosting a raft of BBL games - including finals - as the coronavirus played havoc with scheduling.
Given the potential of an Australia-Afghanistan five-day contest, it's not unrealistic for Canberra to host it's second Test match.
"We've had such a fabulous summer and one of the big-ticket items for me is continuing the momentum that we've got," Thornton said.
"We've shown that we've got the capability and the community to support those sort of fixtures and we'll be doing everything we can to ensure we continue to bring quality elite content to town."
Thornton said it was not only important to have women visible in key leadership roles, but it was important to have women involved at every level and in every aspect of cricket.
It's a tick for cricket in regards to gender equality just days after former Capital Football boss Heather Reid was voted off the Football Australia board, in what appears to have been a gender-based decision.
"It's really important. And not just leaders. We talk about the female game, we talk about female coaching - there's been a really big emphasis on increasing the number of females within our game right across all business areas," Thornton said.