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Petrie departs England Golf chief executive post

JOHN PETRIE, the Chief Executive of England Golf, has left the organisation after five years in the role.

He was appointed Chief Executive of the former English Golf Union in 2007 and has worked for the national governing body during one of the most significant times for the game of golf in England when the English Golf Union merged with the English Women’s Golf Association to form England Golf.

Petrie was appointed as Chief Executive of amalgamated body in January this year and has completed the implementation of the
merger on time and within budget.

Announcing his decision to stand down, Petrie said: “To be appointed to this position was a great privilege and I have thoroughly enjoyed the many challenges that faced us. I have been supported throughout by excellent staff and so many outstanding volunteers across the country.

“The merger leading to England Golf was a hugely significant moment and now it has been implemented, England Golf needs to look to the future with a new Chief Executive.”

Nigel Evans, the Chairman of the Board of England Golf said: “I would like to thank John for his contribution during the past five years. The future of England Golf post merger will bring new challenges and we will start the recruitment process for a new
Chief Executive shortly.”

Craig Wagstaff, the current England Golf Finance Director, will assume the role and duties of Chief Executive for an interim period until a replacement is found.

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