Derbyshire Sport’s director in new role

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David Joy, director of the Ripley-based Derbyshire Sport, has been appointed by the Board of England Golf as the organisation’s new chief executive officer and will take up his role on April 22.

David has been director of Derbyshire Sport since 2005 and will bring with him over 25 years of management experience within national and local sports organisations, more than 12 of which have been as a chief executive.

Derbyshire Sport is one of England’s larger and more established county sports partnerships where David has managed a large team and led the development and implementation of the Derbyshire plan for sport. As a result the county is well on track with its ambition to become one of the most active and successful sporting counties in England by 2020.

Within this role David has directed Derbyshire’s relationships with Sport England, Sports Coach UK and many national governing bodies of sport, including England Golf.

Speaking about his appointment, David Joy said: “This is a really exciting time for amateur golf following the merger of the men’s and women’s game. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to join England Golf.”

Nigel Evans, chairman of the England Golf Board commented, “We are delighted that David has agreed to join us. His extensive experience in the governance of sport and working with a variety of stakeholders, including legislative and parliamentary bodies will be extremely valuable. We are looking forward to David using that experience to bring future development and further growth to England Golf.”