MARTIN SLUMBERS BEGINS HIS TENURE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE R&A
28 September, St Andrews, Scotland:
Martin Slumbers will begin his tenure as Chief Executive of The
R&A and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St
Slumbers joined The R&A as Chief Executive Designate in
March 2015, and succeeds Peter Dawson who retired on Friday 25
September after leading the organisation for the past 16 years.
"I am delighted to take on the challenge of leading The R&A
and serving such a historic Club," said Slumbers. "The
organisation has been left in excellent health by my predecessor,
Peter Dawson, and I look forward to building upon Peter's success
and working together with our committees and staff to ensure The
R&A continues to play a leading role in golf's global
Martin Slumbers biography:
Born in Brighton and educated at Lancing College, Mr Slumbers,
55, gained a BSc in Production Engineering and Economics from the
University of Birmingham. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant
with Price Waterhouse in London before embarking on a career in
investment banking. He spent 12 years working for Salomon Brothers
International in London and Hong Kong, becoming Chief Financial
Officer in Asia and then Europe.
In 1998, he joined Deutsche Bank and served in a number of
senior executive roles. He was appointed Global Head of Deutsche
Bank's Investment Banking Operations in 2006 and the following year
as Global Head of Global Business Services.
He is a keen golfer and a member of Worplesdon Golf Club in
Surrey where he plays to a handicap of two. He is married with two
Notes to Editors:
Based in St Andrews, The R&A organises The Open
Championship, major amateur events and international matches.
Together with the United States Golf Association, The R&A
governs the sport worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of
Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World
Amateur Golf Ranking™. The R&A's working jurisdiction is
global, excluding the United States and Mexico.
The R&A is committed to working for golf and supports the
growth of the sport internationally and the development and
management of sustainable golf facilities. The R&A operates
with the consent of 152 organisations from the amateur and
professional sport and on behalf of over thirty million golfers in
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