MacKenzie steps down as Sharks president

Date published: August 15 2016

The Kwazulu-Natal Rugby Union is looking for a new president after incumbent Graham MacKenzie announced he was stepping down.

MacKenzie made the announcement at a KZNRU council meeting last week Friday. Big changes are happening at boardroom level at the union with former player Gary Teichmann taking over from John Smit as chief executive while General Manager Pete Smith has retired.

“I’ve served the KZNRU for nine years in various capacities, including president, for the past five years," MacKenzie told the Sharks website.

"I have reached a personal juncture in my life, where I now need to give focus to my personal and business life.  The latter requires that I will have to be abroad for prolonged periods.  I believe that in fairness to all concerned, with both the club and amateur season now over, that it is best that I create the opportunity now for the KZNRU to appoint a successor prior to the EGM at the end of the year."