Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Scottish Golf Board appointments announced
Scottish Golf has recruited two talented individuals to its Board of Directors following its Annual General Meeting, as well as welcoming a new President with a strong commitment to the game.
Craigielaw GC member Keith Macdonald, Senior Marketing Manager at Tesco Bank, and Addi Shamash, a former Scotland international player who is a respected dual-qualified lawyer with HBJ Gateley, join a Board boasting a blend of business, leadership, administrative and golf expertise.
The team of nine Non-Executive Directors will continue to take responsibility for a number of important areas under the leadership of Eleanor Cannon, the Chair of Scottish Golf.
Macdonald and Shamash were voted in at the AGM and succeed Sandy Anderson (Club Development) and Audrey Sturgess (Integration, with responsibility for Handicapping and Course Rating) on the Board.
Rather than three-year terms for Board members (the first Scottish Golf Board was established after amalgamation in October 2015), succession planning was put in place to provide continuity and help nurture others into positions. The Board also set a requirement of a minimum of three directors of each gender to ensure appropriate representation within the organisation.
Cannon said: “The appointments of Keith and Addi reflect the importance of experience and continuity, combined with a fresh perspective across a number of areas. Collectively, I’m excited with the hunger and ability of the new Board and I believe we can continue to work hard, alongside our new chief executive Blane Dodds, to help grow the game and see our clubs thrive.”
Donald Bremner (Ranfurly Castle) was voted in as the new President of Scottish Golf, succeeding Jim Burns from Stranraer Golf Club. Bremner, a retired international banker, has a wealth of golf refereeing experience and is a past president of the Renfrewshire Golf Union.
Elizabeth Taylor (Prestonfield) was also appointed as Senior Vice President, with former Scottish Region Secretary of the PGA, Malcolm Mitchell, coming in as the new Junior Vice President.
The new Scottish Golf Board is as follows:
  • Eleanor Cannon, Senior Partner, The Rubicon Partnership (Chair)
  • Roz Cuschieri, Chief Executive Officer of Genius Foods Ltd (Commercial)
  • Stewart Darling, Chief Executive Officer of Vianet Group plc (Participation)
  • Stephen Docherty, Head of Global Equities for Aberdeen Asset Management (Performance)
  • Malcolm Kpedekpo, Founding Partner, Panoramic Growth Equity LLP (Finance)
  • Keith Macdonald, Senior Marketing Manager at Tesco Bank (General)
  • Neil MacDonald, Retired Police Superintendent (Championships)
  • Malcolm Robertson, Founding Partner, Charlotte Street Partners (Communications)
  • Addi Shamash, Partner in Business Support and Restructuring at HBJ Gateley (General)



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