Keith Lloyd resigns as CEO of the GCMA19th September, 2012 by Alistair Dunsmuir
The chief executive of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) has announced he is leaving his post.
Keith Lloyd, who has led the 79-year-old organisation for the last 11 years, will be staying on until February 2013. He said his resignation is due to ‘personal and family related reasons’. He added that it has been a ‘privilege’ to serve the GCMA’s members, who are thousands of people who run the majority of golf clubs in the UK.
Under his tenure, the GCMA developed highly influential education, training and networking opportunities, and has forged strong links with the home golf unions and The R&A, as well as a partnership with both the Professional Golfers’ Association and the British and International Greenkeeping Association. The GCMA also changed its name from the Association of Golf Club Secretaries in 2007.
The GCMA will begin its advertising for a new chief executive in the September issue of its official print journal, Golf Club Management.
“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 February 28, 2013,” he said.
“This 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.
“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, membership recruitment initiatives and so on.
“It has been an absolute privilege to serve the association for the last 11 years or so, and, in the interim period, I look forward to once again meeting up with many members before departing.”
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