Chief commercial officer Kugandrie Govender has been appointed acting chief executive officer of Cricket South Africa.
Govender’s appointment follows the resignation of acting CEO Jacques Faul earlier this week.
“We are pleased to announce Kugandrie’s appointment as acting chief executive of CSA,” said CSA acting president Beresford Williams, who was also appointed earlier this week.
“She is a multifaceted executive leader with more than 23 years’ experience in the corporate sector and currently holding the position of chief commercial officer at Cricket South Africa.
“We believe that Kugandrie is the right person to drive the organisation forward during this period. Her experience has her more than prepared her to fulfill this role with excellence.
“We are confident that she will propel the many strategic initiatives that CSA undertakes – and inspire and unify our stakeholders, partners, and employees – to continue the work of building the reputation of cricket and more importantly Cricket South Africa, so as to contribute to its sporting competitiveness.”
What Govender said
Govender has been CSA’s CCO since last year. She has previously been employed in head of sponsorship and media, head of sales and marketing and business develop management roles with other companies.
“CSA’s mandate is to ensure that cricket is an inclusive sporting code for all South Africans. It is important to improve our reputation both locally and internationally,” she added.
“This is a critical time for our organisation and crucial for key stakeholders to work together to improve the rating of cricket among those who love, support, and follow the sport and those who have trust in the sport’s ability to unify all South Africans.
“We will work hard to improve the levels of pride among our stakeholders and I am humbled to be a part of the collective that commits itself to ensure that CSA is a federation of which South Africans are proud.”