South African Athletics

ASA announce acting CEO

2016-05-09 15:23
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Cape Town - Athletics South Africa on Monday announced the appointment of Richard Stander as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the national federation.

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 Skhosana.

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.

“It 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

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