The European Tour has announced the appointment of Penny Avis to its board as a non-executive director.
A qualified accountant, and with a law degree from Sheffield University, Avis is a former corporate finance partner with Deloitte and will bring considerable board-level experience to the European Tour in addition to a wide appreciation and understanding of business and governance matters, from a career which has taken her across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
In addition to current non-executive director roles at law firm Howard Kennedy and Cifas, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, she is also the Senior Independent Director at UK Athletics.
European Tour chairman David Williams said: “I am delighted to welcome Penny to the board of the European Tour. Her board experience and reputation for providing measured and clear opinions based on her time at Deloitte will be an important asset to us as we continue to develop the European Tour.”
Avis, who is a member of Roehampton Golf Club, said: “I am very much looking forward to joining the board of the European Tour. I have watched the impressive progress the board and the Tour as a whole has made in recent times and I look forward to helping in any way I can to maintain that momentum.”