MR. Haroon Lorgat (CEO)

MR. HAROON LORGAT was appointed as the third Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO on August 1 2013.

Mr. Lorgat brings an impressive track record as cricketer, cricket administrator and businessman to the position. He played first-class cricket for Eastern Province and Gauteng from 1977 to 1981; previously served CSA as treasurer and convener of the selection committee and was on the organising and financial committee for the 2003 ICC World Cup, which CSA hosted, was CEO of the ICC from 2008 to 2012; and had a distinguished career as a chartered accountant, being a senior partner of Ernst and Young from 2002 to 2007.

Prior to Mr. Lorgat’s appointment, CSA had two Acting CEO’s following the termination of Mr. Gerald Majola’s services in March, 2012.

Mr. Jacques Faul was appointed Acting CEO of CSA on March 17, 2012.

Mr. Naasei Appiah, who is CSA’s Chief Financial Officer, succeeded Mr. Faul on March 1, 2013, and held the post until July 31, 2013, while the process to appoint the new CEO was completed.

Dr. Ali Bacher was appointed the first CEO when CSA through its predecessor, the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA), came into being on June 29, 1991. Dr. Bacher served in this position until the turn of the century and was then succeeded by Mr. Majola. Dr. Bacher oversaw CSA’s return to international cricket and went on to become CEO of the organising committee for the 2003 edition of the ICC World Cup that was successfully hosted by CSA.

Under Mr. Majola, CSA became a major financial player with a turnover of more than R700-million in the 2010/11 financial year. During his term of office CSA also hosted a succession of international events with great success including the 2003 ICC World Cup, the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, the ICC Champions Trophy in 2009, the Indian Premier League the same year and the Champions League T20 in 2010 and again in 2012.

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