The UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) has announced the resignation of CEO, Andrew Lloyd-Skinner, who will leave his post at the end of January 2017.
Andrew has been the CEO of the UKGCOA since July 2013 and during that time notably raised the profile of the association with the golf industry’s governing bodies and associations to ensure that commercial golf facility owners and operators have a strong voice in policy making. Andrew also led the industry’s VAT campaign and created a vital dialogue with senior Treasury officials. Andrew will continue to lead the VAT campaign on behalf of the UKGCOA beyond his departure.
Andrew commented: “I have enjoyed my time leading the UKGCOA and have made many friends within the industry. But there comes a time when good things have to come to an end and I now need more time to pursue a new project, which will help the evolution of the UK golf industry.
“The UKGCOA has an extremely strong board in terms of the knowledge and experience needed to help grow the great game of golf. I sincerely hope that golf’s governing bodies continue to utilise the UKGCOA’s strengths within the strategic planning process and harness the knowledge, experience and business skills available within the UKGCOA to a greater degree than currently.”
UKGCOA Chairman, Colin Mayes, added “Andy has done a great job for the Association, in improving our profile, establishing a dialogue with all the main industry players and spearheading the campaign for VAT equality. His role will now be picked up by the other board members as we move the UKGCOA forward. On behalf of the board, I’d like to thank Andy for all his hard work and wish him success in his future endeavours’