C.K. Doig Scholarship Winner
Dean Murphy - CEO of New Zealand Golf
Dean joined New Zealand Golf in 2007 and has strategically negotiated the changing environment within golf, while leading the transition of the organisation towards a more secure and sustainable future. Starting as the Commercial Manager, Dean quickly formed successful partnerships and was always seen as a future leader of the organisation. Before taking up the permanent role as CEO, Dean was successful in the interim position.
Dean has worked hard to remove the financial risk of both the New Zealand Men's and Women's Open, as well as helping them grow substantially. The Women's event has made history by reaching LPGA status, while the Men's Open has adapted into a unique pro-am format playing for in excess of a million dollars on the Australasian Tour and broadcasted throughout Asia.
Dean is committed to the future sustainability of Golf and this is evident in other projects which came to fruition during the 2017 calendar year – including the Golf Sector Plan for Auckland, the Casual Golf initiative, plus the Love Golf and She Loves Golf campaigns.
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