22 Jun LAWSON NAIDOO ELECTED CSA BOARD CHAIRPERSON
JOHANNESBURG: Mr Lawson Naidoo was elected chairperson of the Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) when the Board held its first meeting since the Annual General Meeting this evening.
Mr Naidoo is the executive secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) and a founding partner of the Paternoster Group, a political risk consultancy.
“I thank my fellow Board members for the confidence they have shown in electing me as chairperson,” he commented. “We are all well aware of the challenges facing us in making CSA a world-class sporting organization both on and off the field of play.”
As one unified Board of CSA, the Directors are committed to working together in the best interests of the game and the people of South Africa. The Board agreed to focus their first 100 days in office on bringing stability to the organization and embarking on an engagement programme to gain input from stakeholders as it seeks to align everyone towards a shared vision for the future.
The Board also took the opportunity to appreciate the sterling leadership of the Interim Board, the Members Council as well as all cricket stakeholders who worked together to forge a unity of purpose that will now enable the new Board to start a new chapter of cricket in South Africa.
Mr Steven Budlender SC was elected to the position of Lead Independent Director.