Jones has served as one of nine board directors since December 2019 but also works as a cricket commentator in Australia and abroad, primarily with Sky Sports in England.
She is also an advocate for inclusion, most notably working with the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game initiative to encourage female participation and leadership in sport.
Jones, who played five Tests and 61 ODIs, said choosing not to stand for re-election to the CA board would allow her to focus on her work overseas next year.
“It has been an honour to serve for three years on the CA board,” she said. “But my future work commitments, particularly given that I will be overseas for many months of the year, mean that I will not be able to devote the time required to fully support my fellow board members after this year.
“I am delighted, of course, to be able to continue my long-standing connection to cricket through my commentary, sporting and business interests and broad range of cricket relationships.”
CA chair Lachlan Henderson said Jones had been an “outstanding” board member.
“Her unique perspective and insights have been invaluable as we have set the strategy to ensure the continuing future health of the game,” he said. “We look forward to formally recognising Mel’s contribution on the CA board at the AGM in October.”
Jones was the only representative on the board with international playing experience. Fellow board member Greg Rowell played first-class cricket.