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The executive team

Our senior management team leads the various departments at England Golf.

Headshot of James Crampton, Championship Director

James Crampton, Director of Championships

James became Director of Championships in 2012. He was a top amateur golfer, representing England, who moved into golf administration after a period as a professional player.

Previous roles included supporting clubs as Standard Scratch Score and Handicapping Secretary, when he sat on the Board of the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) and The R&A Amateur Status Committee. He has refereed at The Open Championship and many professional and amateur events.

James is a member of Spalding Golf Club and maintains a handicap of +2. He also enjoys running, reading and travelling.



Headshot of Nigel Edwards, Performance Director

Nigel Edwards, Performance Director

Nigel was appointed Performance Director in 2012, following five years in a similar role for the Golf Union of Wales.

A world-class amateur golfer, Nigel’s extensive knowledge and experience give him great empathy with players, coaches and managers. He was capped 155 times by Wales, represented GB&I four times in the Walker Cup and was ranked world No 2 in 2006. He was appointed Walker Cup Captain in 2010, leading the team to victory in 2011 and 2015.

A keen sportsman, Nigel enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding and mountain biking, watching rugby union and spending time with his family.


Headshot of Richard Flint, Participation and Club Support Director

Richard Flint, Participation & Club Support Director

Richard became Participation & Club Support Director in 2013, managing a network of national and regional managers and 35 club support officers. During his previous eight years at England Golf he was Membership Secretary and then Development Manager.

He is a Non-Executive Director of the Greenkeepers Training Committee, the Council of National Golf Unions, and of Rounders England.

A successful amateur golfer for 32 years, Richard represented Worcestershire first team and has a current handicap of 2. His other passions are West Bromwich Albion Football Club and competitive running – he has three marathons under his belt.

Mary-Anne Price

Mary-Anne Price, Head of HR

Mary-Anne became Human Resources Manager in 2016, after joining the governing body in 1999 and progressing through a number of roles. She is a chartered HR professional and her current post includes developing and implementing England Golf’s people strategy.

She has supported the organisation through many changes, including the 2012 merger of the English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association which created England Golf.

Her young family keep her busy, either on the golf course or supporting U12 football! Mary-Anne is a keen swimmer, an avid reader and loves amateur dramatics.

Emily Green, Head of Legal

Emily heads up the department with overall responsibility for legal, governance and safeguarding within England Golf.  She works closely with all other departments in the organisation including the Board, ensuring that England Golf takes its safeguarding responsibility seriously at the highest level.

Emily is a solicitor, having trained with a Legal 500 rated firm, qualifying in 2006.  She joined England Golf in 2018 after 12 years as a commercial litigator in private practice, and in that time has overseen the development of the department into the six-strong team it is today.

Simon Wilson, Finance Director

Simon joined England Golf in March 2017. He is a qualified chartered management accountant, whose 25-year career spans roles in retail, leisure, gaming and the Civil Service, where he was Head of Management Accounts at the Office of the Public Guardian.

He gained extensive technical accounting experience in private practice, where he held managerial roles, and in a commercial setting as financial controller.

Simon plays golf at Edwalton Golf Club and enjoys history, after avoiding studying it at school. However, he has failed to persuade his wife and daughter of the joys of visiting castles and battlefields.

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