In a surprise statement issued yesterday Keith Lloyd has told members of the Golf Club Managers’ Association that he is to step down from office on 28th February.
“I wish to advise members and associates, that for personal and family related reasons, I have decided to stand down as Chief Executive of the GCMA,” he says.
“After consultation with Chairman Mike Hoare, and in agreement with the GCMA National Committee, my formal letter of resignation has been accepted and will become effective as of 28th February 2013.
“This six month period will allow the already ongoing review of the staff structure, Office procedures and services to fully reach its conclusion, as well as providing ample time to seek and appoint an appropriately skilled successor to take the Association forward in the coming years.
“This period will also allow for a suitable handover period along with the integration of existing staff and allow time to introduce my successor to regular routines and activities at HQ. In addition of course, members will appreciate that an appropriate introductory period is necessary, to protect our existing relationships and partnerships with other golfing bodies and corporate sponsors; all of which must be maintained in order to protect the prosperity of the Association.
“I would stress however, that normal operations at HQ and services to the membership will continue as always including the Training Courses and educational programmes, website development, and membership recruitment initiatives etc.
“Although I will be continuing to communicate via these columns over the next few months as normal, I would just like to say that it has been an absolute privilege to serve you and the Association for the last eleven years or so, and, in the interim period, I look forward to once again meeting up with many of you before departing.”