13 April 2018
Stadium Management SA (SMSA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Bertie Grobbelaar as Managing Director of Stadium Management SA (Pty) Ltd and its subsidiaries effective 1 July 2018.
Bertie leaves behind his position at Van Velden-Duffey attorney’s bringing 25-years of his experience to the SMSA Group and INSEA. Bertie’s contribution and experience will be invaluable in our quest to become the biggest international sporting group in Africa. Bertie’s career as a sports lawyer saw him focus on representation of amateur and professional players, coaches and sport officials and worked with many sporting codes and is well known and respected in the sport industry.
The appointment aligns SMSA to focus on it’s strategic objectives for the next five years, growing and developing our portfolio to global status.
“I am positive that Bertie will make a positive contribution to the group on a strategic level and will allow me more constructive time to align the group and its business on a strategic commercial platform through proper and careful marketing and business development and public relations strategies.
I myself as Chief Executive Officer will focus on compliance, strategic and overall financial management and – audit business, stakeholder relationships as well as commercial – and business development. All the various committees such as the Risk Committee, Audit Committee, Budget Committee, Creditors Committee, Remuneration Committee, PR & Sales Committee will be continued to be chaired by myself with the MD and the Corporate Directors and other individual staff required forming part of those committee meetings”, Jacques Grobbelaar, CEO SMSA.
The Exco and its Management Committee will effectively be handed over to the MD and specifically the day to day running of the business in terms of event planning and management, logistical management and – cost centre management, marketing, event commercialization, human resources, and legal.