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VACANCY: Independent Non Executive Directors


Cricket South Africa (“CSA”) is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, and where appropriate on the continent of Africa.


CSA subscribes to the principles of King IV, inter-alia, that the Board of Directors (Board) should comprise the appropriate balance of knowledge, skills, experience, diversity and independence for it to discharge its governance duties and responsibilities objectively and effectively.


It is public knowledge that CSA has experienced various challenges including poor governance over the past few years. To this end, in collaboration with the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, the CSA Members Council has appointed an Interim Board of Directors to restore good governance and public confidence in CSA.


The interim board is nearing completion of its mandate and preparing to handover to a new board of directors to take the company forward.


CSA is now calling on applicants to serve as Independent Non-Executive Directors on its Board. The initial tenure will be a 3-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term of three years should you be re-elected by the Members’ Council. The successful candidates will be responsible for bringing in fresh and unbiased guidance to successfully steer the company into the future in line with the various statutory governing standards applicable to the company.


Diversity will be a strong consideration when making appointments. In the final selection, consideration will be given to the employment equity and transformation objectives of CSA.


The candidate must possess or display the criteria set out below. Although not exhaustive, these criteria would serve as a guideline in assessing prospective candidates:


The following skills, experience, knowledge are essential requirements:


a) Experience as a professional independent Board director;

b) Knowledge and experience in Human Resource, Legal, IT and Finance (currently key requirements however, the below listed competencies will be equally considered);

c) Knowledge and experience in the commercial and marketing fields;

d) Knowledge and experience in Enterprise Risk Management;

e) Knowledge and experience in public relations and media management;

f) Strategic thinking and execution;

g) Hold leadership position(s) in his/her profession/business;

h) Have a recognised and stable record of successful accomplishments in the professional environment in which the individual is operating / has operated in;

i) Have an appreciation and/or an understanding of the business of CSA; including its core cricket, social and transformation goals; and

j) Willingness to commit time and energy and attend at least 4-5 board meetings and 3-4 Board Committee meetings per annum.


In addition, the following competencies and attributes:


a) Disciplined and value driven;

b) Strong leadership, people and diversity management skills;

c) Conflict management and resolution skills;

d) Strong decision-making ability;

e) Good attitude and excellent interpersonal skills;

f) Reliable, high level of integrity and respects confidentiality; and

g) Results focused.


Qualifying candidates can apply to directorapp@cricket.co.za with a comprehensive CV; cover letter; copy of ID; and at least two contactable references.


The closing date for all applications is 10 May 2021, previous applicants are encouraged to reapply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive a response to your application within 30 days after the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.


All applications will be treated in strict confidence and all shortlisted candidates will undergo interview process.