The Western Province Cricket Association has named Michael Canterbury as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Canterbury takes over the permanent role from Tennyson Botes, who has served as Interim CEO for the past 12 months. Botes reverts to his role as WPCA Finance Manager.
“With his commercial acumen, coupled with a passionate belief in creating a transformative, diverse, and inclusive organisation, and with the support from the respective boards and WPCA staff as the custodians of the organisation, we know that Michael will drive the organisaton forward to achieve the best for the business and its people, and we wish him the best of luck as he begins his journey on Monday, 23 August,” said WPCA President Ashraf Burns.
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Canterbury’s career includes senior roles in the FMCG, construction and engineering, and financial services industries in Cape Town and Johannesburg, with his most recent positions including asset management, as well as executive positions in strategy and stakeholder relations.
“As we navigate the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there will be many challenges, but in adversity, there rests great opportunity,” said Canterbury. “WPCA is fortunate to have its home at Six Gun Grill Newlands – a world-renowned and world-class cricket venue. The new development will no doubt further contribute to the venue’s appeal and reputation and drive fan support and enthusiasm. Sport, in general, and cricket in particular, has an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the important task of nation building. Our stakeholders and partners will be critical to achieving these objectives, and I look forward to working with them all.”