Corporate governance within the Company is managed and monitored by a unitary Board of Directors and various Board sub-committees. The key principles underpinning the governance of the Company are to ensure that the Company conducts its business as a responsible corporate citizen through the development and implementation of strategies and policies that are integrated into every area of its operations and to carry out the dictates of the Langa Commission agreement until a new board is elected and operates according to an amended Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) without the transitional period arrangements in accordance with the Langa recommendations.

The corporate governance statement outlines the Company’s key principles and governance practices, as well as commitment to informing internal and external stakeholders through transparent and comprehensible disclosure.

The directors regard corporate governance as critical to the success of the Company’s business and stakeholders’ interests and fundamental in discharging their stewardship responsibilities.

The Board strives to provide strong leadership, strategic direction and control, and a productive environment that can sustain the delivery of value to the Company’s members.

The directors are committed to applying the principles necessary to ensure that the highest standards of governance and accountability are practiced in the conduct of the Company’s business.

These principles include honesty, transparency, integrity, discipline and accountability during business conduct.

Each director brings a depth of experience and independence of judgment in his or her role as a Board member.

The Company subscribes to the values expressed in the Code of Corporate Practices and Conduct as set out in King IV and has already implemented several aspects of the Code.

Executive Directors

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Jono Leaf-Wright – CEO

Mr Leaf-Wright has been involved with Montrose Primary School and the educational system for over 17 years and in 2009 completed and passed his CSA Level Three Coaching Qualification. He has been a Cricket South Africa National U19 Talent Scout for 11 years and the Lions U19 Coach for the past 11 years as well.

Mr Leaf-Wright has assisted the Royal Challengers Bangalore in previous IPL’s and Champions Leagues and later was appointed manager of Jozi Stars during the first Mzansi Super League in 2018. An astute businessman and entrepreneur, he brings with him innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit to the union.

Non-Independent Directors

Mohammed Moosajee- President

As a keen cricketer, Dr Moosajee captained SA Schools as well as played Provincial cricket for Transvaal and club cricket for Lenasia Cricket Club. A multi-tasking Manager with 20 years of experience in cricket administration at board and management level, well known for creating positive culture in the workplace and high performing team structure.

His administration involvement includes Cricket South Africa Board Director in 2004/5 and Gauteng Cricket Board Director from 2003 – 2015.

A dedicated Family and Sports Physician with 25 years of experience in patient care and business administration, focusing on continuous quality improvement and leadership development. Dr Moosajee served as Proteas Men’s Team Manager from 2008 – 2019, as well as various other positions including Team Doctor and EXCO Member.

He is also currently the Head Team Physician for Kaizer Chiefs Football Club.

David Selepe – Vice President

Mr. Selepe is an avid cricket lover and a passionate advocate for its importance in community development. He was born and bred in Soweto, where he began his cricket career. He received a cricket scholarship to Queens College Boy’s High School and represented Gauteng Schools and Border Schools at different age groups. After high school, he received a cricket scholarship to the University of the Western Cape, where he graduated with a B/Admin Degree in Industrial Psychology. He started his professional career at Vodacom Pty Ltd and recently joined ABSA CIB as a People Partner: Transactional Banking.

He is also currently in the process of completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business via WITS Business School. In 2023, Mr. Selepe was appointed as the Vice President of CGL. He is grateful for all the opportunities that cricket has given him, and he is committed to using his platform to inspire and develop young cricketers in Soweto and beyond.

Ashraf Stemmet

Mr Stemmet is a passionate cricketer who has been involved in the sport at all levels. He has played for Western Warriors SU2 Club and is still registered to Western Warriors. He is also the current Chairman of Western Warriors, chair of club council, VP of the stadium and permanent board member of CGL.

In addition to his administration involvement, Mr Stemmet has also coached cricket at Ranburg CC under 11, Old Parks CC under 13, and Western Warriors. He is a qualified Mini MBA graduate from Wits Business School and also holds a banking diploma.

Outside of cricket, Mr Stemmet is involved in social golf. He is a member of a social golf club that competes against other social golf clubs.

Mr Stemmet hails from humble beginnings in Cape Town. He credits his love of sport for helping him escape his surroundings. He has always dreamed of making a positive contribution to the world of cricket, and he is now doing so through his playing, coaching, and administration roles.

Aslam Khota

Mr Khota is a South African cricket commentator and journalist. He grew up in Vrededorp, Johannesburg, and played cricket for 25 years, representing the TVL-15, TVL ‘B’ in the Booley Bowl, and TVL ‘A’ in the Benson & Hedges Cup. He was among the first of two ‘non-whites’ to qualify as a cricket coach through the NCA in England.

Mr Khota has been a cricket commentator and analyst for over two decades, broadcasting for 702 Talk Radio, Supersport, and Radio 2000. He has covered five ODI and eight T20 World Cups, three Champions Trophies, and 148 Test matches, 200 ODIs, and 60 T20 internationals.

In addition to his broadcasting career, Mr Khota is also a hobby-writer and has contributed articles to a variety of publications, including The Star, Weekly Mail, The Sunday Times, and Wisden Cricket Monthly. He has also published two books: ‘ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE’ and ‘CRICKET BROADCAST GUIDELINES’.

Mr Khota is a passionate advocate for cricket development in South Africa and has served as a coach and administrator in Lenasia for over 30 years. He is also a successful businessman and markets local and imported tyres.

Earl Glennistor

Mr Glennistor has loved cricket since he was a child. He started playing in the streets of Riverlea at the age of 13, but due to apartheid, he was denied the opportunity to play professional cricket. Instead, he played club cricket for 15 years before joining the administration arm of cricket, where he has served on the transformation, pipeline, and stadium committees of CGL for the past 6 years.

Mr Glennistor is also a passionate community leader. He served as the chairperson of Delfos Cricket Club for 3 years and has been a member of the club for 25 years. He believes that cricket clubs provide a sense of belonging for aspiring cricketers.

In addition to his love of cricket, Mr Glennistor is also an entrepreneur and businessman. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), an Advanced Business Management degree, and a Marketing Management Diploma. He is involved in a number of industries, and his love of sport has also led him to venture into other sports such as cycling and hockey.

Mlungisi Nkosi

Mr Nkosi is a Chartered Accountant with over 7 years of experience in accounting and finance, including 3 years in audit and over 3 years in the insurance industry. He is currently the Finance Business Partner at Hollard Insurance, where he is responsible for the Retail and Non-Retail Portfolios which generate R1.5 billion in revenues annually.

Mr Nkosi is also a passionate cricketer and is involved in the sport at a number of levels. He is the current treasurer and director of Pirates Sports club, and he is also the Pirates Cricket Club Chairperson. He is also a member of the Central Gauteng Lions Finance and Procurement Committee.

Mr Nkosi’s passion for cricket and his experience in accounting and finance make him an ideal board member for a domestic cricket team.

Ofentse Lebethe

Ms. Lebethe is a young and passionate black woman who is dedicated to community development and female empowerment, with a particular focus on the girl-child. She is a detail-driven and results-focused sport administrator with over 16 years of experience in a variety of sport, recreation, and fitness-aligned organizations.

She holds an Honours Degree in Recreation and Sport Management from the University of Pretoria, as well as a Certificate in General Management from Knovation, a certificate in Sport Law also from the University of Pretoria, and a Certificate in Pre-Entry into Public Service Strategic Management from the National School of Government.

She began her career as an Assistant Operations Manager at Virgin Active, and then progressed to work as a Project Coordinator for Athletics South Africa and CATHSETA. She then gained international experience when she joined the British Council to work on the International Inspiration project as the National Project Officer in South Africa.

Ms. Lebethe is currently the Manager for Sport, Arts, Culture, and Recreation at Mogale City Local Municipality. In her current role, she leads a team of over 150 staff members and works with a variety of stakeholders to deliver sport, recreation, heritage, arts, culture, and library programs, projects, and events to the people of Mogale City.

Ms. Lebethe has also served on numerous adjudication panels for various provincial sport awards. She is also a passionate road runner and has completed the Comrades Marathon twice, and is looking to conquer it a few more times alongside the Two Oceans Marathon.

Independent Directors

Mashilo Matselela – Lead ID

Mr Matsetela is a highly experienced and accomplished business leader and entrepreneur. He has over 24 years of working experience and has been involved with a number of companies throughout South Africa, before establishing Versatex Trading 505 (Pty)Ltd.

He is currently studying a PhD at The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management and is a qualified Chartered Director SA (IOD). He holds an MBA from the University of Witwatersrand, an Honours in BCom Economics from the University of South Africa, and a BCom Education from the University of Limpopo.

Mr Matsetela is currently a Non-Executive Director of the following Companies: Sadtu Investment Holding, Ubuntu Botho Investments Holding, and C and R Printers, Boys and Girls South Africa. He is also a member of various sub committees such as Audit and Risk, Finance and Nomination and Remuneration.

An active member amongst various communities, he was recently awarded the Sports Administrator of the year by the Limpopo Department of Sport and Culture.
He is the current President of Softball South Africa, Chairman of WBSC AFRICA Region 5 Softball Division. former Board member of African Baseball and Softball Association, and World Baseball Softball Confederation Softball Division.

Busi Radebe

Ms Radebe is a highly qualified and experienced business leader. She holds a Bachelor of Administration (Hons) from the University of Zululand, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Toledo (USA), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from DeMontfort University (UK), a Diploma in Marketing, and a Diploma in Project Management.

She has held various Senior Management and Executive positions, including Senior Business Consultant for ABSA Bank, Head of Strategic Project Office for FNB, Head of CSI for Hollard Insurance, Head of Customer Centricity for Hollard Insurance, CEO of BizPro Consulting, and Executive of Corporate Services for National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC).

She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board for Molteno (NPO), an organization that is working towards “A Literate South Africa.” She is also a Board Member for Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy and Mkabayi Foundation.

She is currently employed as an Executive of Corporate Services for South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), which is one of the four (4) entities of the South African Technical Infrastructure, a division of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DITC) that enforces adherence to Quality of goods and services that are produced, manufactured or imported or exported by South Africa. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing, leading, and giving strategic direction to the following divisions that report to her: Human Resources (HR); IT Infrastructure; IT Security Services; Marketing and Corporate Communication; Quality Management; Facilities Management; and Transformation Management- CSI and BBBEE.

Busi is passionate about empowering women in society. Outside her formal employment, she enjoys doing motivational talks and offering spiritual counselling to women of all ages and racial groups. Her favourite talk is “Freedom of Women through Self-Love.”

Maya Makanjee

Ms Makanjee is a highly accomplished and experienced business leader and non-executive director. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Leadership (cum laude) from the University of South Africa, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has also completed executive development programs at Harvard and Stanford Universities in USA, and the IMD in Switzerland.

Ms Makanjee has held executive director positions in human resources, marketing communication, corporate affairs, strategy, business reengineering and general management in various industries. She has extensive experience in the SADC region and other African countries, as well as in some markets in Asia.

She currently serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards of a number of public and private companies, as well as non-profit organisations. She chairs the board of Datatec Limited and is a director on the boards of Mpact Limited, Truworths International Limited, Ellies Holdings Limited, Cell C Limited, the AIG South Africa Group and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Ms Makanjee is a highly respected and sought-after leader in the business community. She is known for her commitment to excellence, deep sense of values and integrity. She is also a passionate advocate of social justice, women empowerment and sustainable development. She revels in high altitude trekking in her spare time, and also enjoys sport, theatre, dance, music, cooking and reading.

Gary Steyn

Mr Steyn has a wealth of business experience gained as Managing Director with leading local and international companies in the fields of construction, project management and manufacturing. He has held Board positions at Aveng Manufacturing and subsidiaries, Etex SA (Belgian), Gunnebo SA (Swedish) and the Belgian Chamber of Commerce. He is well versed in the areas of strategy, operations, commerce & legal, change & risk management, continuous improvement, performance management and ESG. Mr Steyn is driven by contributing to the growth and development of the community at large.

He holds a HND in Civil Engineering (Technikon Witwatersrand, now UJ) and completed the Management Advancement Programme (Wits Business School).

Mr Steyn is keen on sports and represented Griqualand West Senior Schools at cricket and rugby. He is an avid golfer and hobbies include flyfishing, reading and cooking.

Nivesh Nagar

Mr. Nagar is a highly experienced Senior Finance Professional with 18 years’ experience within high profile organizations including De Beers Group and Gold Fields Limited.
He holds extensive experience in providing insight into investment decisions and growth opportunities and a history of vast international travel to provide input into commercial ventures. Extensive auditing exposure gained in Australia and South Africa and demonstrated business planning and analytical reporting experience across South Africa, Angola, India, Botswana and Canada. He is skilled in collaborating with junior and senior stakeholders to achieve business and financial objectives together with being instrumental in streamlining and improving processes, enhancing productivity, and implementing technology solutions.

He holds a B.Com (Accounting) degree from the University of Johannesburg, together with an Master of Business Administration from the University of Witwatersrand with his electives completed at Rotterdam Business School, Erasmus University, Netherlands

He was actively involved in sport through his higher education and early university years whereby he represented Central Gauteng aquatics in both swimming and lifesaving at national levels.

Mr. Nagar is currently employed within De Beers’ South African mining entity as a Principal in Finance, providing financial stewardship to the South African business units. In addition he is a member of the Mineral Council of South Africa’s Audit and Risk Committee