Enoch Nkwe has been confirmed as Cricket South Africa's (CSA) new Director of Cricket (DOC), it was confirmed on Thursday.
Nkwe, former assistant to Proteas head coach Mark Boucher, resigned from that position in August but now makes a remarkable return to the organisation.
The DOC position has been vacant since the end of March after Graeme Smith's contract came to an end.
Nkwe, a former provincial cricketer with the Highveld Lions between 2004 and 2009, also served as the Proteas' interim team director on their tour to India in 2019.
His record in South African domestic cricket is impressive, and Nkwe won both the CSA T20 Challenge and 4-Day Franchise Series in his first year as Lions coach in 2018.
In the same year, Nkwe landed another trophy when he led the Jozi Stars to victory in the inaugural Mzansi Super League.
CSA also announced three other appointments to its executive on Thursday with Mtunzi Jonas joining as CCO, Tjaart van der Walt as CFO and Wanele Mngomezulu as CMO.
"CSA is intentional in turning the corner and reaching greater heights," said CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki.
"The appointment of these executives is intended to strengthen CSA's resolve and anchoring the administration with the best expertise on offer.
"I am delighted that CSA has attracted this calibre of talent, which will change the fortunes of the organisation into the future. It is against this background that I congratulate the appointees for making it through the stringent recruitment process, which merited their appointments.
"They have indeed demonstrated their desire to serve this beautiful game in the different portfolio’s by bringing their capabilities to bear."
Nkwe will start his role on 1 July.