TORONTO, Ontario (May 9, 2014) – Global Golf Advisors, the leading authority on successful ownership and management practices for golf and private club businesses, has named Derek Johnston and Rob Hill partners of the firm.
Johnston joined GGA in 2008 as a senior manager. Previously he was a manager and senior consultant for Deloitte & Touche in the firm’s Enterprise Risk Services practice and a consultant for Arthur Andersen in the Risk Consulting and Regulatory Services practice.
While at GGA, Johnston has led numerous client assignments ranging from market and marketing assessments and operational reviews to full scope strategic plans and financial models for clients across North America and around the world.
Hill joined GGA in 2012 as director of GGA’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division. Previously he worked with Whitbread Plc and Marriott Hotels and Merrion Golf Management.
While at GGA, Hill has been instrumental in expanding research and market knowledge capabilities that benefit clients across the globe.
Johnston is based in GGA’s Toronto office; Hill directs GGA’s EMEA practice from Dublin, Ireland.
As partners, Johnston and Hill will continue to support clients’ marketing, market research and membership needs while taking on more responsibility for business development at the firm.
“Derek and Rob have distinguished themselves with their ability to find innovative and strategic solutions to clients’ needs,” said Henry DeLozier, senior partner of the firm.
“We look forward to Derek’s and Rob’s continued leadership as they assume greater responsibility for the firm’s direction and growth,” said Stephen Johnston, the firm’s founding partner.
About Global Golf Advisors
Global Golf Advisors is an international consulting practice that helps golf course owners, private clubs, financial institutions and real estate developers solve problems related to course management and operations. The Toronto-based firm takes a 360-degree view of management and operational issues before developing a strategic plan that establishes benchmarks for success and identifies potential outcomes of recommended actions. In its 20-year history, GGA has consulted on more than 2,000 golf-related projects worldwide. For more information, please visit www.globalgolfadvisors.com or call 888-432-9494.
Bill Bryant, Bryant Marketing Communications