England Golf: Pink appointed new CEO of governing body

Cricket council manager Nick Pink to become chief executive of governing body.

A cricket leader who oversaw a 35 per cent increase in participation of the sport has been appointed chief executive of England Golf.

Nick Pink will take up his post on March 14 2016 after four years as European manager for the International Cricket Council.
‘Golf has played an important role in my own life’ In his previous role, Pink was charged with implementing a global strategy to increase participation and financial growth across 33 national federations. In Europe cricket has experienced a 35 per cent increase over the past four years, and the governing body will be hoping Pink can bring this success into English golf.

Pink said: “Golf has played an important role in my own life and I passionately believe the sport can provide people of all ages the opportunity to play and be involved in our great game.”

Pink worked with member nations of the European region — the largest in the ICC — to improve governance and administration, supported members to develop corporate and public fund-raising and commercial strategies to ensure continued growth.

Graham Yates, chairman of the England Golf board, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nick to England Golf. His experience, leadership qualities and networking skills will drive our strategy forward and support our aims to create more members, more players and stronger clubs. We are very much looking forward to working with Nick to further develop the game of golf.”

Nick has previously worked for other organisations including UK Sport, where he led the international work and was head of the senior management team. He built key relationships with national and international organisations and developed a fund-raising strategy for international development which raised almost £2m within 12 months.

A keen golfer who has held a single figure handicap, Nick is married with a baby daughter and a three-year-old son.

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