The Central Gauteng Lions have appointed entrepreneur Jono Leaf-Wright new chief executive officer.
Leaf-Wright will succeed the outgoing Greg Fredericks. His tenure will start on 1 October 2019.
Described as an “astute businessman and entrepreneur” by the Central Gauteng Lions, the 37-year-old Leaf-Wright worked with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League – and Jozi Stars in last year’s inaugural Mzansi Super League.
What Leaf-Wright said
“We are in challenging but exciting times in South Africa and with a spirit of innovation, partnerships, service excellence and a shared vision, I believe we will achieve the desired future for Gauteng cricket,” said Leaf-Wright.
“As I take on this role, I want to ensure that together with the CGL team, we will deliver cricket in the province as well as a stadium that our sport loving community can be proud of. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Fredericks for the growth and development of the union as the largest in South Africa. I have big shoes to fill thanks to him.”
What the Central Gauteng Lions said
CGL president Jack Madiseng added: “Greg has been an incredible asset to Central Gauteng Lions and a man that we are certainly sad to say farewell to. However, we welcome Jono to our team with open arms.
“We believe that Jono will flourish from the platform established by Mr Fredericks and his team and that our fans, players and stakeholders will be well rewarded with an efficient, effective and innovative union that they can be proud of.”