QUEENSLANDER Stephen Pitt has been named as the new chief executive of Golf Australia.
Pitt is an experienced sports administrator and was selected from more than 160 applicants after the resignation of former CEO Tony Hallam in June.
As CEO of Golf Queensland for the past two and a half years, Pitt played a key role in the successful merging of the Queensland Golf Union and Women’s Golf Queensland.
Pitt, a 10-handicapper at Brisbane Golf Club, was previously CEO of Athletics Queensland for five years and has also worked in marketing roles for the Queensland Olympic Council and Surf Lifesaving Queensland.
“I’m very excited about the appointment, which gives me an opportunity to make a contribution to the game in Australia,” Pitt said. “I’m disappointed to be leaving Golf Queensland, but this is a chance to take a step forward.”
Golf Australia chairman Anne Lenagan said Pitt was the ideal person to lead the organisation into the future.
“After an extensive search, we believe his experience in sports administration and marketing makes Stephen the ideal appointment,” she said.
Pitt will formally begin his position in early November.