Titans CEO Dr Jacques Faul has informed the Blue Bulls Company that he will not be applying for the vacant CEO position.
Faul and former Varsity Sports CEO Duitser Bosman were believed to be the front-runners to replace the outgoing Barend van Graan as Bulls CEO.
Faul has been at the forefront of a wave of Titans success, both on and off the field, but he remains committed to entrenching the Titans brand as an industry leader. He confirmed on Monday that he remains committed to his role as Titans CEO and has informed the Blue Bulls Company that he will not be applying for the available position.
‘I have no plans to leave the Titans, despite speculation suggesting this. I am very happy at the Titans and also very excited about what we are trying to do as a brand and as an internationally recognised cricket franchise,’ he said.
Faul noted that the Titans and the Bulls enjoyed a wonderful relationship, one that would continue to grow through its locality and its deeply entrenched links.
‘I have a very strong relationship with Barend van Graan and our two sporting bodies share the same kinship. We have even engaged in a partnership, which is something that we hope to grow, and get even closer.
‘There is no doubt that we share many fans across our city, because rugby and cricket have always gone hand-in-hand in our culture. The road from Loftus to SuperSport Park is a short and memorable one, and long may that brotherhood continue,’ he added.
In 2016, Faul also turned down the opportunity to become the Sharks CEO.
‘We want to keep on raising our standards, and there are a lot of exciting prospects on the horizon for us as a franchise. I want to be a part of that journey, and that is why I am not planning on leaving SuperSport Park any time soon.’
The role that Faul continues to play was praised by Tebogo Siko, the newly elected president of Northerns Cricket Union.
‘Jacques has been a wonderful servant for the franchise, as well as Northerns Cricket Union. He has really batted for us in the boardroom, he remains integral to the process and is a real asset to the team. In a personal capacity, he has welcomed me fully into my new position,’ Siko noted.
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