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Who would be your choice to lead the NHA?

Following the resignation of CEO Lyndon Barends on 17 September, the National Horseracing Authority of South Africa appear to be taking a considered approach with the appointment of a replacement for one of the biggest jobs in South African horseracing.

Lyndon Barends – irreplaceable so far

Barends left immediately and it took the NHA Board some nine days to convene to discuss the vacant position and they agreed on 26 September that the post would be advertised.

The position was advertised in the first week of October and applications closed on 12 October at 16h00.

On that same day the NHA advised that until the process of appointing a permanent Chief Executive had been completed, Racing Control Executive Arnold Hyde would assume the responsibilities of Chief Executive

Today (Monday) it will be a month since that announcement.

Here are the men that are tasked with making the appointment

Who would be your choice to lead the NHA?

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15 comments on “No News – Good News?

  1. marlon sing says:

    I know this has nothing to to with this article please can someone give us the punters and racing community some feed back in regards to our champion jockey Anthony Delpech

    1. Editor says:

      Hi Marlin
      Anthony attended racing at Greyville – where his agent Deez Dyanand did an interesting interview – and at Turffontein recently.
      It was reported recently that the herniated discs in his neck have healed well over the past 6 months (time flies!) and he’s had a bone graft and fusion of vertebrae – but there remains damage to his nerves.
      He has complained of feeling pain in his right leg but is exercising.
      We will endeavour to do a catch up with him.

  2. SAGA says:

    It would be better if this question could the one of the consideration of the views of the South African, because we need to comment for reasonable not for the sake of question.

  3. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Graeme Hawkins

    1. Editor says:

      Isn’t Graeme retired, Cecil?

  4. Simoto says:

    It would be better if the NHA could show us all the applicants who submitted their CVs, then I believe that we can able to comment though their applications right now we wasting our input because we don’t know who applied.

  5. Simoto says:

    The NHA must show us who submitted their CVs then we can comment on that through those CVs.

  6. Michael Jacobs says:

    I don’t think organisations publicize the CVs of applicants and have a sort of popularity contest do they? A qualified panel should interview the applicants and the best person should get the job. Surely that’s how it works or am I missing something?

    1. Editor says:

      Absolutely Michael. This was intended as a fun straw poll to see where public sentiment is leaning.
      It’s a hot topic, given the perfomance in the position over the years.

  7. kenzo says:

    The problem with racing is that everyone is an expert.

    1. Editor says:

      But that’s any sport, isn’t it? Rugby or soccer different?

  8. Kenzo says:

    in fact you are correct Ed…

  9. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Dear Ed,,, Yes, Graeme is now in Sharks Country with us here in Durbs at Gold Circle… What a likeable, knowledgeable Man

  10. Don says:

    High level jobs take roughly 3 months to fill. Usually one month to advertise post, one or two months for elected person to give notice before taking up post. Perhaps by end Nov there’ll be an announcement.

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