Earl Eddings has ensured he will remain Cricket Australia chairman for another three years after moving into one of the independent director positions on the board.
Up for re-election at this year's AGM as Cricket Victoria's representative, the risk management guru has ensured himself another full term by vacating that role.
Instead he will sit on the board as an independent from the states, filling the role that former chairman David Peever held until he quit amid controversy last year.
CA are expected to officially confirm the moves on Tuesday morning, although it's understood they have already taken place.
Eddings' first seven months in charge of the sport in Australia have largely been consumed by the rebuild out of the ball-tampering controversy.
Peever's resignation last November came just after he had been re-elected for a second term, and only days after the release of the Longstaff review.
NSW's representative and former Australia captain Mark Taylor also quit amid the drama.
Eddings then initially took the chairman's post from Peever in an interim role given his status as deputy chairman, before controversially being appointed full time.
That in itself drew immediate criticism from Cricket Victoria, who wanted the board to be back to its full number of representative before a chairman was decided.
"Cricket Victoria has made its view clear and our preference remains that the interim chairman arrangements were maintained while Australian cricket undertakes a thorough process to fill the recent board vacancies," CV chairman Paul Barker said at the time.
"We have actively encouraged Cricket Australia to pursue this opportunity through an established nominations committee - a process that Cricket Victoria firmly believes would deliver the best outcome for Australian cricket."
Meanwhile, The Australian has reported former Foxtel chief Richard Freudenstein will replace Taylor on the board, with one more director still to be appointed.
Australian Associated Press