Cape Town - Athletics South Africa on Monday announced the
appointment of Richard Stander as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the
Stander’s work begins immediately and his period
will run until the ASA elections in September 2016.
Aleck Skhosana, the President of Athletics South
Africa said: “It is with great pleasure
to announce Richard Stander into this important position that has been vacant
for a while.
“His appointment follows a decision of members of
the ASA board. We had wanted him to begin his work on April 1, but he had prior
commitments that prevented him from doing so.
“We thank Pieter de Jager who has also been the
Acting Administrator of ASA for two years. Pieter now returns fulltime to his
position of Technical Manager.
“We believe that the presence of Richard will
stabilise ASA as he is not new at ASA and therefore he is very familiar with
the national office. He has been instructed to hit the ground running,” said
Stander will have to balance his new
responsibilities at national office and his provincial dues as the CEO of
Boland Athletics in Western Cape, where he
will continue his role.
The new CEO, who was introduced to staff in a
meeting this morning, thanked the President and invited all staff to work
together to complement all the hard work that has been achieved to date.
feels good to be back. The mandate that has been given to me is to take the
sport to a higher level. I will be meeting with individual staff members in all
areas to assess capacity needs, etc,” said Stander