Company Structure

SUPERSPORT INTERNATIONAL (Pty) Ltd

Management board:

Marc Jury
Chief Executive

Marc Jury is the Chief Executive of SuperSport, having previously been head of Acquisitions and Marketing.

From 2012 to 2016 he was Head of Commercial and Marketing at Cricket SA. Prior to this he was Commercial Executive at SA Investments Limited, a company in the business of commercialising sport and entertainment.

Other key experience includes the Managing Directorship of IFM Sports Marketing Surveys, Africa and Middle East (now Repucom); Manager of New Business Development at United Media Entertainment Group in London; and, Account Management at Frontiers Group Africa.

Armed with a Bachelor of Business Science Degree (with Honours in Marketing and majoring in Economics), he had become an influential figure on the South African sporting landscape.

Away from his desk, Marc is a committed family man who wields a cricket bat or a golf club – when he has the time.

Docky Dockrat
Head of Programming and Acting Head of Production

Docky Dockrat joined SuperSport in 2006 as Content Editor of the Update Channel which has since been transformed into the continent’s leading news and highlights channel, SuperSport Blitz.

Docky has a wealth of varied media experience, having started in radio. He introduced sports bulletins to Lotus FM and anchored their first sports show, and at Talk Radio 702 he was sports editor and anchor on the John Robbie show. Online, he launched South Africa’s first Bollywood website in 1998 and in the print medium he was Bollywood columnist for the Sunday Times until 2011.

Docky is intrigued by the business of sports television while constantly being amazed by the theatre of sport and its ability to dish up the broadest range of emotions – sometimes in just a single broadcast.

Graham Abrahams
Director of Enterprises & Regulatory

Graham Abrahams heads up Enterprises and Regulatory Affairs and has been with the company since October 2005.

He holds BA & B.Ed degrees and is a former Director of Communications in the Ministry of Sport and Recreation and Ministerial Advisor on policy formulation, regulatory matters and transformation.

Graham previously worked in the print media industry for 11 years as a freelance sports writer and columnist. He has been active in sports administration and dispute resolution since 1985.

Alvin Naicker
Head of Content Creative

Alvin Naicker has been involved in sports broadcasting since 1990. In an extensive career, he has worked on five Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, four soccer World Cups and two Cricket World Cups, chiefly as a producer or director.

Alvin was largely responsible for pioneering the directing and producing of South Africa’s first Twenty20 cricket matches. He was also executive producer for the 2010 Football World Cup for SuperSport.

The head of production at SuperSport since 2010, he is a multiple award winner at the SAB Media Awards, twice being named overall winner of the prestigious honour.

Alvin has been at the forefront of SuperSport’s emergence as a world leader in sports broadcasting.

Dheshnie Naidoo
Head of Production: Operations

Dheshnie Naidoo joined the MultiChoice group in 1997 after studying video technology, where she pursued her dream of becoming a sound engineer. She had the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s premier singers, musicians and actors.

She has held roles as events manager, operations manager and senior manager in the Outside Broadcast department and studios, where she gained extensive knowledge and exposure into the world of outside broadcasting.

Dheshnie also showed her talents during her on-screen performances as field presenter on GOtv Eastern Mosaic, Saffron and local dramas, proving her true passion for the television industry.

Dheshnie is passionate about introducing young talent and motivating women to enter the television production environment and delivering world class operations.

Itu Senne
Head of Marketing

Itu Senne was appointed head of marketing at SuperSport in December 2020.

She has had a long, successful career with the group, having begun in 2002 as a marketing intern at SuperSport United. She was then recruited to SuperSport International in 2003 and then, following renewed focus on the business’ Africa operations, she was promoted to Brand Manager: Africa.

By 2015, as the Marketing and Communications Manager, Itu’s duties included creating strategies that would help drive awareness and uptake of various continental leagues and maintaining favourable relationships with the media, key sporting bodies and football stakeholders.

In 2018 she was promoted to Senior Manager Marketing tasked with developing and executing the marketing strategy to optimise the balance between the promotion of SuperSport’s broadcast properties and the SuperSport brand.

Among several qualifications, Itu has a National Diploma in Marketing, BPhil Honours Marketing Management, a post-graduate Diploma of Marketing Management and a post-graduate Diploma in Business Management.

Passionate about the advancement of the African continent and its people, Itu’s sporting passions include football, tennis, cricket, F1 and MotoGP.

Phil Leavesley
Head of Legal

Phil was appointed as Head of Legal for SuperSport in April 2019.

His primary role is to protect the legal interests of SuperSport and to assist with the drafting, negotiation and finalisation of all technical, commercial and sports broadcast rights-related agreements and provide legal advice and litigation support to the business.

Prior to joining SuperSport he held several roles, including as General Legal Counsel for a Sub-Saharan pay-TV broadcaster and Senior Legal Advisory and Business Acquisitions Manager roles at a South African free-to-air public broadcaster. He also took up a three-year, Head of Legal & Company Secretary role at the African Cup of Nations Local Organising Committee in 2012. He gained much of his media, entertainment and sport-related experience at a London law firm between 2001 and 2005.

He holds a B.Com and an LLB Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. In his spare time, he is a passionate sport enthusiast, photographer and a dedicated family man.

Mohammed Essack
Senior Finance Manager

Mohammed joined SuperSport in 2012 as Finance Manager and was appointed as Senior Finance Manager in April 2020.

His primary role is to take accountability for the financial elements of SuperSport, including budgeting, forecasting and planning, financial control, reporting and finance organisation development. He additionally supports the business in negotiations of sports broadcast rights-related agreements.

Prior to joining SuperSport, his previous experience includes seven years at Deloitte where he serviced clients in various sectors such as Media, Public Sector and Financial Services.

He holds a B.Com Accounting Degree from Rand Afrikaans University (Currently University of Johannesburg) & Bachelor of Accounting Sciences Honours from University of South Africa. Outside of his working life, he absolutely loves his sport and his family life.

Tshepiso Malatjie
Head of HR: SuperSport and Group HR

Tshepiso Malatjie joined SuperSport in 2021, but has held several senior roles within the broader MultiChoice business since 2015.

Before then, she was a psychometrist with Tholene Sodi and Partners and also worked at SHL.

Among her many business achievements, Tshepiso conceptualised and created the MultiChoice Executive Leaders programme and also created the HR collaborative strategy that pulls together HR functions across the group. She also created the MCG employee engagement programme.

She also has a wealth of internal communication skills and developed concepts for the group leadership forum and state of the station.

Away from her desk, Tshepiso is just as busy. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and family, binge watching SuperSport, going for hikes, listening to music and sermons, also guilty pleasures like shopping and getting her nails done.

Her philosophy reflects her work ethic. “Always leave everything in better shape than you found it for the next generation,” she says. “Do more than is expected.”