Martin Slumbers to Succeed Peter Dawson as R&A CEO
By Community | October 15, 2014
Royal and Ancient (R&A) has appointed Martin Slumbers as its new chief executive and also as secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
The R&A organises The Open Championship and governs golf worldwide, jointly administering the sport with the USGA.
Slumbers will join The R&A in March 2015 and spend six months working with Dawson before his retirement.
“The R&A is one of the most influential bodies in world sport and I am delighted to be taking up this position,” he said.
“Golf has always been close to my heart and I am very much looking forward to living and working in St Andrews. I am honoured to be appointed to lead The R&A and to serve such an historic and prestigious club.”
Professor Wilson Sibbett, Chairman of The R&A, said, “I would like to congratulate Martin on his appointment.
“He has enjoyed a long and successful career and will bring a great deal of experience to the position. He has a passion for golf and is absolutely committed to the work of The R&A in governing the game, running The Open and supporting development initiatives around the world.”