Thursday, 12 March 2020

Due to several vacancies that has arisen on the Board, the Independent Nominations Committee (INC) of the Central Gauteng Lions (CGL) has called for nominations of individuals to serve as Independent Directors on the CGL Board.

The CGL has resolved that the Independent Nominations Committee (INC) should consider the following skills and experience when nominating Independent Directors who are to be appointed by Wednesday, 15 April 2020.


  • An independent candidate with Audit/Risk/Legal/Governance experience and qualifications
  • An Independent candidate with Social & Ethics and Transformation experience and qualifications
  • An Independent candidate with Finance and Procurement experience and qualifications
  • An Independent candidate with Human resources & Remuneration experience and qualifications
  • An independent candidate with a background in Marketing and Communications with the relevant experience/qualifications.


The required attributes and skills would include inter alia the following:

  • Independence;
  • Integrity;
  • Objectivity;
  • Reliability;
  • Sound knowledge of governance, risk management principles and control processes;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Prior experience as an independent non-executive director preferred.
  • Primary business knowledge
  • Technology (CIO or CTO level)

It is recommended that an Independent Director has experience in the following competencies as laid out in the Key Requirements:


An academic background/degree in business, legal, or public management with working experience either in the private or public sector. This should entail senior executive responsibilities and oversight in corporate affairs, litigation management, and strategic planning in a business environment or providing professional operational, advisory, and support services in the public sector. The preferred candidate from either sector should have demonstrated competences in administrative matters, policies, and procedures related to at least two or more of the above. Knowledge and understanding of the Public Finance Management Act and Corporate Governance (King IV) would be an advantage. Preferably a three-year degree and post-graduate qualification in accounting and auditing. Should the applicant be a CA (SA) or CIMA or CIA, this would be advantageous.  Applicants must have at least ten years’ experience in financial management, internal audit, external audit, corporate governance, risk management. Practical experience with the dealings of an Audit and/or Risk Committee is essential and a proven record of service to or membership of an Audit Committee or Board is required.


An academic background/degree in business or the social sciences with a developed sensitivity and knowledge of the requirements of transformation in a recognized private or public institution.

This must include practical and applied knowledge of the social, political, legal, and policy requirements related to equity, representation, and fairness which could be relevant to the sporting environment. The ability to monitor and evaluate the ethical requirements of inclusion of all stakeholders in the business of cricket is a critical oversight function. This relates especially to ensuring that the organization (CGL) complies with such ethical requirements and that established transformation benchmarks are met.


An academic background/degree in business, finance management, supply chain management or commerce. Proven professional experience in either the private or public sector should include approval of budgets, implementing financial procedures and systems, preparing financial reports, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and regulations, maintaining proper accounting controls, procuring goods and services, and preparing financial statements and reports to the Board. Knowledge and understanding of the Public Finance Management Act and Corporate Governance (King IV) would be an advantage.


A relevant degree or diploma in HR management, Industrial Psychology or the equivalent with practical and professional experience in the private or public sector. Such experience must include the employee life-cycle, strategic business change, compensation and benefits processes, consistent application of HR and remuneration policies, processes, and procedures, knowledge of performance management systems, succession planning, and talent management, well-rounded knowledge of relevant legislation, and support of employee learning and development programmes. Work experience in an unionized environment would be an advantage.


Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or related field. Solid corporate marketing experience (min. 5 years). Strong planning and project management ability – to oversee multiple marketing channel plans and projects. Proven ability to set up successful marketing strategies, oversee social media marketing strategy and content marketing.  Develop and manage advertising campaigns, launches, competitor analysis, brand analysis, project staffing, print and offline campaigns and manage overall marketing budgets. 

An independent candidate nominated by the INC who possesses or displays any additional skills and experience that will be beneficial in their service to the CGL.


The Board shall be the highest authority and shall exercise their powers as set out in the MOI of the CGL. Please note the definition of an Independent Member of the CGL Directors as per Section 23 of the MOI:



23.1     In addition to the provisions of paragraph 8 above, a person is         ineligible to be a Director or a prescribed officer of CGL if the person –

23.1.1 Is a juristic person;

23.1.2 Is an unemancipated minor, or is under a similar legal disability;

23.1.3 Does not satisfy any qualification set out herein, or

23.1.4 If nominated to be an Independent Director, does not meet the threshold of Independence as follows:    Has not been associated with the administration of cricket in the preceding 2 (two) years from date of nomination.     Does not have the ability to control or significantly influence the management of the Company;     Has not been employed by the Company, or any of its Clubs/Members for the preceding 2 (two) years from date of nomination;     Is not a member of the immediate family of an individual who is, or has been in any of the preceding 2 (two) years been part of the Company or its Clubs/Members other than in a Director capacity;     Is not a significant supplier, sponsor or customer to or has a contractual relationship with the Company or any of its Clubs/Members; or     Is free from any business or other relationship that could be seen to materially interfere with the individual’s capacity to act in an independent manner.

Diversity will be a strong consideration when appointing Independent Directors. In addition to this, the INC must consider the employment equity objectives of the CGL when recommending Independent Directors.

Nomination forms can be obtained from the CGL website: and all nominations are to be mailed to the Administrator for the Independent Nominations Committee, Ms Arlene Lewis at by closing date Wednesday, 1 April 2020.