Paul Lawrie and Catriona Matthew both joined Scottish Golf’s Board following the 2022 AGM.
On Sunday 6 March the Scottish Golf membership to appoint four new Board members. We are delighted that two of Scotland’s most successful golf pros have joined, as well as Vic Skelton and Alistair Gray, who bring a wealth of business, collaboration, and sports management experience with them. You can read a bit more about our new Board members below.
Paul is the last Scottish golfer to win The Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1999. His professional career spans over 30 years and 600 European Tour events, twice representing Europe in the Ryder Cup. Paul plays a significant and important role in developing grassroots golf through his junior foundation, while also developing Scottish professional talent with the Tartan Pro Tour. Paul founded 5star, a sports management and events company in 2018 to support his clients to maximise their potential on and off the course. Paul is already involved with Scottish Golf through the Performance Pathway, and is currently a European Tour Board member.
Catriona was the first Scottish winner of the AIG Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes in 2009. Catriona’s 30-year career has seen her represent Europe in the Solheim Cup 9 times. She captained the victorious European Solheim Cup team in 2019 and 2021, and has been involved with the Scottish Golf Performance Pathway before joining the Board.
Alistair Gray is a leading European strategic management consultant with experience spanning the private and public sectors, including performance sport. He has over 25 years’ experience leading, planning and managing high performance sport environments in the UK and other nations worldwide. Alistair is currently Senior Independent Director of Silence Therapeutics PLC, Chair of Scottish Enterprise’s Pension Trustee Board and a member of the faculty at Strathclyde Business School. His sporting credentials are numerous, including: Chair/President of Scottish Hockey (1988-1998) and Chair of Scottish Institute of Sport (1998-2007), British Basketball (2005-2009) and British Swimming (2008-2013).
Vic Skelton is an accomplished Client Director in the field of international business process outsourcing, systems integration and information technology. Vic has a strong background in managing teams and working collaboratively with senior stakeholders. He is currently a member of the Glasgow Golf Union Executive, holding the position of Championship Convenor. Vic currently holds membership at Glasgow Golf Club.