Lewis steps down as CEO of Crown Golf

Stephen Lewis stepped down as CEO of Crown Golf at the end of April, after six years leading the United Kingdom’s largest management company.

“I have had a wonderful time working with some great people and seen Crown Golf progress considerably during this period,” he said. “The business has some exciting initiatives in place for 2014 and beyond and I wish the team every success in delivering them”.

The change is part of a succession plan that was agreed at the beginning of 2013 and will result in a change in the structure and responsibilities of the senior management team. Stephen Towers, formerly the Resort Director at St. Mellion, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, together with Gwyn Hicks, the Group Finance Director, and Matthew Lynwood, the Property Director, will form the senior executive team of the business reporting directly to the Board and Bennelong Group Chief Executive Officer, Chris Cunningham, who is based in Melbourne, Australia.

“Stephen joined Crown Golf six years ago in April and during his tenure has delivered many significant and exciting initiatives for the Company such as the recently launched Freedom Play membership,” Cunningham said. “Importantly, he has nurtured the talent within the business and I am pleased that as a result of Stephen’s departure, Stephen Towers has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer who will continue to build on the success of recent years."

Crown Golf manages 35 courses in the U.K. 

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