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Everyone's Game, Anywhere.


Everyone’s Game. Anywhere.

Purpose Statement

To create and support an environment in Wales where golf is safe and accessible for everyone to participate, enjoy and progress.


  • Real:  We are approachable, supportive and operate with transparency and integrity
  • Innovative:  We are ambitious and open minded in finding new ways of achieving our goals
  • People Centred:  We place people at the heart of all that we do. We are fair, honest and inclusive; connecting with all corners of our community
  • Excellence:  We always strive to be the best we can be. We add value by giving a great service.

Copies of the Strategic Plan can be downloaded below.

Below is a downloadable info-graphic of the services Wales Golf offer to its member clubs and their members and our Club Services Affiliation Pack which gives much greater detail of all our services and is available for clubs to download and share.

Vacancy – Non-Executive Director (Legal)

Wales Golf Non-Executive Director Advert & Role Description

Role – Non-Executive Director: Legal

Wales Golf invites applications for the position of Non-Executive Director: Legal. The key elements of the role and the skills and attributes that Wales Golf is looking for in the successful candidate are set out below.

Previous Board experience or a knowledge of golf are not requirements for this role.

Time Commitment: Approximately 10-20 days per year

Remuneration: Voluntary position (expenses paid)

Location: Board meetings held in Newport or Cardiff (5 per year) with an option to attend some meetings via video conference.

Term of office: 4 years (a second term of four years is available subject to Board approval)


Key responsibilities


Provide legal advice to the Board as required.

Advise on and assist in the preparation and review of legal documents including commercial contracts.

Advise on and assist in the preparation and review of governance documents and policies.

Act as the company’s ‘intelligent customer’ when liaising with its external solicitors.

Leadership and strategic development

Participate in the development of Wales Golf’s purpose, culture and values and the establishment of its strategic objectives.

Oversight of the performance of the Company against its strategic objectives.

Contribute to a constructive relationship between the Board and the executive team.

Contribute to an environment which encourages open discussion and constructive challenge.

Governance and financial stewardship

Ensure best practice standards of corporate governance consistent with the Board’s fiduciary and statutory responsibilities.

Ensure that the Company maintains a sound system of internal controls and risk management.

Contribute to an annual evaluation of the performance of the Board.

Ensure that the company maintains an appropriate financial position and approve the annual financial plan and monitor performance against it, updating as necessary.


Attend and contribute effectively at Wales Golf Board Meetings (5 per year) and other committee meetings and events as required including the AGM.

Contribute advice in any areas of relevant experience.

Ideal person specification



  • Qualified solicitor with recent and relevant experience in corporate and commercial law either in practice or a business environment
  • A strong track record of achievement in their executive career.
  • Experience of working in an environment involving strategy development and implementation.






  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of good corporate governance.
  • An understanding of the responsibilities of being a company director.
  • Experience of providing advice regarding data protection


Personal characteristics and abilities

An ability to question intelligently, challenge rigorously and debate constructively.

An ability to make decisions in a considered and dispassionate manner.

Strong interpersonal skills.

High ethical standards of integrity and probity and a commitment to Wales Golf’s values and a culture of inclusivity, equality and diversity.

Able to gain the trust and respect of other Board members and Wales Golf staff.

A commitment to stay well informed about Wales Golf and the environment in which it operates.


The closing date for applications is Monday 6 February 2023

Candidates should return a completed application form and CV by email to

Candidates may also complete and return an equal-opportunities monitoring form (optional) to the above email address.

Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 8 March 2023.


Equality Monitoring Form

NED Application Form

Candidate Privacy Notice 

NED Legal Advert & Role Description

NED Legal Advert & Role Description – Welsh


Position Board Member Email Address
Chairman Ashton Bradbury Contact Via Email 
Chief Executive Hannah McAllister
NED Finance Iwan Jones
NED Legal Declan Goodwin
NED Development Claire Lane
NED Marketing and Comms Katie Sandow
NED Commercial Nick Heslop
NED Club Engagement Simon Hopkin
NED Performance Hugh Morris

MAY 2021

Golf Union of Wales Ltd hereby gives notice that a Special General Meeting will take place at Parc Golf Club on 29th June 2021 at 17.30hrs.

The following documentation can be downloaded here.

    • Covering Letter
    • Formal Notice of the SGM
    • A Proxy Form including notes to the proxy form and notes re voting and weighting of votes
    • An Agenda for the SGM
    • Clean and Marked up copies of the Articles referred to in the resolution under special Business B of the agenda.

Richard Dixon Chief Executive


Golf Union of Wales Ltd hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting will take place  on Tuesday 27th September 2022 at the Parc Golf Club, Church Lane, Coedkernew, Newport NP10 8TU commencing at 17.30 hrs

The following documentation can be downloaded here.

    • 2022 AGM Covering Letter 2 9th September
    • Financial Statements
    • Annual Review
    • 2022 AGM Covering Letter 25th August
    • 2022 AGM Formal Notice
    • Proxy Voting Form
    • 2022 Agenda
    • 2021 AGM Minutes
    • Proposed Articles
    • 2022 AGM Minutes

Hannah McAllister Chief Executive

Name Position Email Address
Hannah McAllister Chief Executive
Gillian O’Leary Director of Performance
Christian Askins Championship Manager
Sandy Veale Handicapping and Club Services Manager
Sophie Madsen Communications & Events Co-ordinator
Linda Stokoe Administration Officer (Finance) 
Laurie Carvell Performance Co-ordinator
Daniel Fullager Assistant Events Co-ordinator 
Sarah Lewis Administration Officer – Development and Club Services
Benjamin Gorvett Pathway and High Performance Officer
Name Position Email Address
Zoe Thacker Director of Golf Development
Dilwyn Griffiths Regional Club Development Officer (North) 
Sarah Lewis Administration Officer – Development and Club Services
Theo Baker Regional Club Development Officer (West & Mid Wales) 
Sian Simmons Administration Officer (Part-Time) & Lead Safeguarding Officer 
Daniel Jakeway Community Golf Development Officer ( West & Mid Wales )
Kim Ellis Community Golf Development Co-ordinator (North)  
Alan Davies Chairman Contact via email
Christian Askins Championship Manager Contact via email
Sophie Madsen Communications & Events Co-ordinator Contact via email
Daniel Fullager Assistant Events Co-ordinator Contact via email 
Robert Martin Chairman Contact via email
Sandy Veale Handicapping and Club Services Manager Contact via email
Linda Stokoe Administrator Contact via email
Sandy Veale Handicapping and Club Services Manager Contact via email
Gillian O’Leary Director of Performance contact via email
Laurie Carvell Performance Co-ordinator contact via email
Benjamin Gorvett Pathway and High Performance Officer contact via email


Performance Advisory Group
Carl Rowe Chairman of Performance
Gillian O’Leary Director of Performance
Andrew Minty Board member
Owen Lewis Sport Wales
Chris King Male Volunteer
Chris Rossiter Female Volunteer
Theo Baker Development staff member


Performance Team information click here

To access Final Accounts Click Here

To find out more information click here.