The Dolphins have appointed Heinrich Strydom as their new CEO.
The 34-year-old is due to take up the job from 1 August 2017. The Durban-based team has been without a permanent CEO since Pete de Wet vacated the position last year.
Strydom has close to a decade’s worth of experience working in cricket administration, serving as Highveld Lions General Manager before making the move to the Dolphins.
‘Taking on a national franchise was always the next step for me and I am really looking forward to the challenge of running the Dolphins franchise’, Strydom told the Dolphins website.
Strydom says that even though he will take the reins he won’t be making drastic changes to the way the franchise is run. He praised the current structures that are in place but did say that he hoped to guide the Dolphins to become one of the dominant forces in the country.
‘I am not coming in to change everything,’ Strydom mentioned. ‘There are a lot of really good things at the Dolphins but I do believe that we can be in the top three franchises in the country.
Having the chance to get this franchise into that position was one of the biggest draw cards for me’, he added.
Acting CEO Muhammad Seedat will fill the interim CEO role until 31 July.
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