Tennis South Africa (TSA) has confirmed the three members of the independent sub-committee, that will review the conduct of both Mr Gavin Crookes and Ms. Muditambi Ravele, as TSA board members, in regard to the SASCOC nomination dispute.
They are as follows:
* Mrs Neo Dongwana
* Retired Judge Burton Fourie
* Ms. Thembisa Skweyiya
Mrs Dongwana is the chairperson of the Barloworld Group and is an independent non-executive director at Nedbank, AVI and Mpact. She is a qualified chartered accountant and was a partner at Deloitte for almost a decade. She is a committed member of ACWA (African Women Chartered Accountants) and also a trustee of the Women’s Development Bank.
Before his retirement in 2017, Judge Fourie was a long-standing and respected member of the Western Cape High Court and was an acting Judge at the Supreme Court of Appeal. Before that he was a member of the Johannesburg Bar, and he was an associate member of the Cape Bar whilst he was in practise, in George. Judge Fourie is now actively involved in Commercial Arbitrations.
Ms. Skweyiya is an admitted attorney of the New York State Bar and has extensive corporate governance expertise. She is an independent non-executive director of several large organisations – including Woolworths and Liberty Holdings, and she is a board member at Rothchild South Africa (pty) Limited and previously served on the boards of Imperial Holdings and ABSA Bank.
The committee will begin its work with immediate effect and while TSA cannot provide a timeframe for how long this process will take, the intention is to balance urgency with ensuring the review is well-considered, comprehensive, and fair to all parties involved.
The TSA board recently accepted a recommendation, by the TSA Risk, Social and Ethics Committee, that this special independent sub-committee be appointed to review the conduct of the two board members concerned, specifically in terms of their fiduciary duties and obligations to TSA.