Port Elizabeth - Eastern Province Cricket (EPC) on Friday
announced the appointment of Mark Williams as their new CEO.
will take over from Jesse Chellan who will move to Johannesburg to take up a
post with the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Williams is currently the Chief
Executive of Surenet Financial Services Group (Pty) Ltd. He was born and raised
in Nelson Mandela Bay, having attended Bethelsdorp High School and gained his
BCom Honours degree at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He also has a
Master of Business Administration degree from Potchefstroom University and
serves as a Director on a number of Boards including the non-profit
organisation, Nepad Business Foundation.
Until his appointment as CEO he was
the Cricket South Africa nominated Lead Independent Director on the EP Cricket
Board. During his term as a Director of EP Cricket he chaired the restructuring
Williams has 24 years’ service as
an executive for various local and international banking institutions and in
2008 was awarded the Young Global Leader Award by the World Economic Forum
“I would like to thank
the EP Cricket Board for the opportunity to lead the organisation. The last
three years has seen the company stabilize both organizationally and
financially and it is important to maintain this momentum and move to the next
phase of operational excellence both on and off the field,” said Williams.
EP Cricket President, Donovan May
said: “We are very happy with the appointment of Mr Williams and look forward
to the continued growth of the company under his leadership.”