Cape Town - SA Rugby announced on
Wednesday that Tsholo Kubheka, a former employee, has returned to the
organisation as the new General Manager: Commercial.
Kubheka takes over the duties
of Andy Marinos, who took up the role of CEO of SANZAAR earlier this year.
“Tsholo is no stranger to SA
Rugby as he previously held the position of Rights Manager and it’s good to
welcome him back,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.
“He comes with vast experience in
the commercial landscape and his standing in this field was clear when he was
head-hunted in 2013 to return to a previous employer. Rugby has always had a
special place in his heart and we’re glad to have him back.”
Kubheka, a provincial rugby
player at Under-19 level, joins SA Rugby from Virgin Active SA, where he was most
recently Sales Director for 126 health clubs across the country.
He has also spent time as Chief
Marketing Officer for Virgin Active Red and Head of Sales for Virgin Active,
among other roles, in more than 17 years with the health club group. His
previous employment at SA Rugby was from January 2012 to March 2013.