In photograph (from left to right) Daneel van der Walt (Exco), Dr Rudie van Vuuren (President), Andre Snyman (Exco), Peter Forster (CEO), Jacques Faul (CEO Titans), Francois Erasmus (ex ICC), Johan Muller (Operations Manager Northerns Cricket Union)
Over the weekend of 18 and 19 August 2018 Cricket Namibia hosted Jacques Faul and Johan Muller of the Northern Titans.
Jacques Faul has been the CEO of the Titans since 2013, previous to which he served as the acting CEO of CSA after Gerald Majola was suspended and was widely credited for changing the image of the organisation in the aftermath of the much publicised bonus scandal. Prior to this he was the CEO of the North-West Cricket Union. The Titans, based in Centurion, is an amalgamation of the Northerns and Easterns unions and is one of the most successful franchises in South African sport. In each of these organisations Jacques has implement broad-based corporate strategies to attract commercial partnerships and sponsorships to notable and lasting effect.
Johan was the coaching manager of the Northerns Cricket Union for five years before being promoted to operations manager. He is one of only a few cricket coaches to have a level two Cricket Australia coaching certificate and also possess a Cricket South Africa level three coaching certificate. He has completed a diploma in business management, and combines his passion for the development of the players and his commercial business interests to maintain and improve programs of excellence to sustain the superb pipeline-structures of Northerns cricket.
The opportunity was used to conduct a series of discussions relating to corporate engagement strategy, business strategy and operational improvement.
Cricket Namibia would like to express our extreme appreciation to Jacques and Johan for their enthusiasm, for their openness, for the excellent quality of the information that they shared, and also for their willingness to spend time with and to encourage Namibian cricket.