GolfWA has welcomed the appointment of Peter Margin as the new Chair of Golf Australia (GA), which was announced last week.
Margin succeeds Andrew Newbold, who is stepping down as Chair after almost four years in the role and more than five years as a GA director during a transformational period for the game that included adopting a new national strategy and guiding the organisation through COVID-19.
Margin brings more than 40 years of business experience to the sport, most recently as Executive Chairman for beverage giant Asahi from 2016-2020, and currently as the Deputy Chairman of Bega Cheese.
A passionate golf fan and participant from a young age, Margin says he’s honored to take on the role. “Andrew Newbold has done an outstanding job as Chair during a transformational time for the sport, and I’m privileged to be handed the leadership baton in both a successful and critical time for golf,” he said.
Welcoming the appointment, GolfWA Chair Greg Higham said: “Andrew Newbold has, by any measure, been an outstanding Chair at Golf Australia and it has been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to interact with him routinely on a wide range of issues.
“I very much look forward to working with Peter Margin as the new Chair as we continue to develop the relationship between GolfWA and Golf Australia. In the meantime, I wish Andrew all the best in the future and thank him for our strong engagement over the course of his tenure.”