The Gauteng Cricket Board takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Greg Fredericks as the new Chief Executive Officer of the GCB.
This appointment follows a thorough process to find the ideal candidate, that has taken place over the past few months. Current CEO, Cassim Docrat, who originally only planned to stay with the GCB for six months will step down after 36-months at the Bull Ring.
Thabang Moroe, President of the GCB, is confident that Fredericks will be able to fill the big shoes left behind. “The Board did not take up the task of appointing a CEO lightly and was well aware of the attributes on operational, commercial and amateur cricket level that the ideal candidate would have to have. Fredericks brings a wealth of experience and I am confident that his contribution will take the GCB to the next level,” Moroe said.
“In the same breath I need to extend a massive word of appreciation to Cassim (Docrat) who has lead the organisation through a trying and ground breaking time in its history. The selfless contribution he has made has sailed the ship through stormy waters and we have been privileged to celebrate many successes under his leadership,” Moroe added.
For the newly appointed head of the GCB, the hard work ahead is something he is relishing. “I am privileged to take over an organisation that has set a firm foundation over the past three years and the opportunity to build on what has been achieved is something that I am very excited about. I would like to thank the Board for the confidence shown in my abilities and look forward to starting my journey at the GCB,” said Fredericks.
For Docrat this appointment comes as the final step of what he was tasked to do at the GCB. “Although my path at the GCB has gone in another direction than I originally anticipated, it has been a journey that I have enjoyed and I am proud of what the organisation has achieved in a short period. I have been blessed with a staff that are not only sufficiently competent to excellently execute the task at hand but have been an absolute pleasure to work with. My thanks goes out to Lions Cricket (Pty) Ltd and the Gauteng Cricket Board and also for the opportunity to have been at the head of the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium,” said Docrat.
“All the best to my successor, I am confident that he will enjoy the opportunity to take the organisation forward. As a last task, I look forward to managing the bizhub Highveld Lions team for the CLT20 2013 in India later this month and hope that we can make the country proud.”
Fredericks joins the GCB in October.
About Greg Fredericks
Greg Fredericks finished completed his Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Manchester in 1992 after also studying in the field of education at the University of South Africa and Dower Training College.
His professional experience includes various leadership positions at government and federation level. His most recent successes include being part of the leadership of the 2010 Fifa World Cup and the position of General Manager of the 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust as well as SAFA Infrastructure Development Foundation. He also spent 10 years as Chief Director at the Department of Education in Pretoria where he acted as Director General on a number of occasions.
He has also served as President and Board Member of many sport bodies including the Border Cricket Board, the United School Sports Association of South Africa and the South African Hockey Board.
On international level he has represented South Africa on official visits to many counties including the United Kingdom, France, Cuba, Russia, China, the United States of America, Algeria and Nigeria.