Norman Arendse raises hand as CSA seeks independent directors

Former Cricket South Africa (CSA) president, Advocate Norman Arendse is seeking a return, 12 years after he vacated his position at the organisation. 

The beleaguered sports body recently placed a vacancy ad, looking for independent non-executive directors.

Norman Arendse seeks return to CSA board

In an application letter seen by TheSouthAfrican.com, Arendse has put his name in the hat, citing his two-year tenure at CSA as one of the reasons why he is suitable for the role.

“I respectively submit that I do have an appreciation and proper understanding of the business of Cricket South Africa, and I am willing to commit time and energy to participate in scheduled Board Meetings and/or Committee Meetings where I am appointed,” Arendse said in his application.

Advocate Norman Arendse

New board members needed 

CSA appointed three independent non-executive board members in May, with Vuyokazi Memani-Sedile‚ Dheven Dharmalingam and Dr Eugenia Kula-Ameyaw replacing Mohammad Iqbal Khan‚ Dawn Mokhobo and Professor Shirley Zinn.

In its latest job posting, CSA said the new members will be appointed at its 2020 annual general meeting, which was initially set to take place in September, but was postponed indefinitely.

“The initial tenure will be a 3-year term, with an opportunity to serve two terms should you be considered for re-election by the Members’ Council at the end of your 2nd term,” CSA said.

“The successful candidates will be responsible for bringing in fresh, unbiased guidance in line with the various statutory governing standards to the organisation.

“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.”

Cricket South Africa

Arendse served as CSA president from 2006 before his resignation in 2008.

Following the much-documented turmoil within the organisation, he has been a vocal critic of the alleged maladministration within its ranks.

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