GUI appoints Pat Finn as CEO

GUI CEO - Pat Finn pic by Pat Cashman

GUI CEO – Pat Finn
pic by Pat Cashman

The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) has named Pat Finn as its first Chief Executive Officer.
The appointment comes following an open recruitment process, and is one of the key pillars in the implementation of the Union’s new Strategic Plan.
The former General Secretary of the Union, Finn (39) will now assume the new role, which will have overall responsibility for the implementation of the Strategy.
This Strategy, which was passed by the Central Council earlier this year, includes a commitment to beginning exploratory talks with the Irish Ladies Golf Union regarding the formation of one governing body for the sport.
It also sets out the Union’s vision in several key areas, including Governance, Communications, Championships, Participation, Club Support, Handicapping, Volunteer Support, and High Performance.
Albert Lee, Honorary Secretary of the GUI said “This appointment has come on the back of a two-year long strategic review which our Central Council approved earlier this year. The future of the Golfing Union of Ireland has been clearly laid out and today marks a key step in the implementation of our strategic plan.
“The union is grateful to the Irish Sports Council for its input to the recruitment process and we look forward to the leadership and guidance that Pat will bring  and wish him well in his new role.”
Speaking about his appointment Finn said; “I welcome the opportunity to work with the officials, volunteers and staff of the Golfing Union of Ireland, its Branches and Affiliated Clubs as we enter a period of significant change.
“I look forward to leading the shift towards the inclusive, contemporary and innovative governing body which the game of golf deserves, whilst respecting the tradition of the GUI and the legacy of those that have served it so well over the years.”

Copy courtesy GUI Communications
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