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GCMA Appoints New CEO

8.55am 18th December 2012 - People - This story was updated on Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Bob Williams

After a rigorous process of reducing many worthy applications down to a highly talented short list, the GCMA is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Bob Williams.

Bob Williams is well known to many within the Association already, having been in golf club management for 20 years, previously Manager at Long Ashton GC and latterly at Chipping Sodbury GC for the last seven years.

He is also an active member in the South West Region, notably spearheading their educational activities in recent years. Bob also played an active part in the Association’s planning group for the 2011 National Conference, and is subsequently already involved in the plans for the 2013 event. He is also currently working with the Association’s Gill Bridle and Bucks New University to help develop the education programme there, including preparation of the course content.

Bob has played an active part in delivering lectures on best practices in golf club management at both BNU and during the Association’s recent series of road shows around the UK. He was already scheduled to help with a presentation at the BTME Show at Harrogate in January, and will be attending the Regional Secretaries Conference at Weston-super-Mare at the end of January also.

Bob will formally commence work at Weston-super-Mare on 1st February 2013, initially working closely with current CEO Keith Lloyd for a month’s handover period before Keith departs at the end of February.

GCMA Chairman Michael Hoare said, “I’m sure all members will join me in offering Bob our sincere best wishes for a long and successful future with the Association.”


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