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[December 03, 2013]

Tour appoints new chairman

(City A.M. (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FORMER Thresher Group chief executive David Williams has been appointed chairman of golf's European Tour.

The 56-year-old is the first ever non-professional golfer to take the role and will succeed Neil Coles, who held the post for 38 years, on 1 January.

He said: "I'll be looking to further increase its [the Tour] expansion and appeal across the globe. To follow in the footsteps of Neil Coles is a tremendous honour." Williams has held senior roles at Diageo, PepsiCo Restaurants, Mothercare and Whitbread.



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