Andy Salmon, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of the Ladies’ Golf Union since 2002, has resigned to take up a new position with De Vere Hotels. He will leave office on 30 April 2006.
Pam Chugg, Chairman of the LGU wished Salmon every success in his future career and said; “We are naturally disappointed to be losing Andy who has contributed so much over the last 4 years but we wish him every success in his new career. He leaves behind him a strong team supported by a very committed volunteer base and we look forward to continuing with the various activities currently under way and initiatives planned for the future. We shall seek to build on the progress and achievements of the past four years and to continue our role of advancing and safeguarding ladies’ golf during these exciting times.”
Andy Salmon said; “I have spent 4 hugely enjoyable years at the LGU and have been privileged to have worked with so many wonderful people and benefited from some great experiences. However, the opportunity to join De Vere Hotels represents the next stage in my career and I am very much looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and to building on the well established reputation that De Vere has for providing a first class golf and leisure experience.”
Salmon joined the LGU in January 2002 from Whitbread Hotels where he had worked for three years following a five year spell with the PGA, ending his employment there as North Region Secretary. As Secretary and CEO of the Ladies’ Golf Union, he was accountable to the Executive Council for all Union activities including the Women’s British Open, British Championships, Curtis Cup, international representation, liaison with other golfing bodies and the many activities included in the administration of a governing body.