James Hutchinson has joined BIGGA in the newly created role of Sustainability Executive.
James, an R&A Scholar, was previously Environmental Officer at St Andrews. Prior to that he was Ecology Manager at Fairhaven Golf Club in Lytham, Lancashire. He was also a Pitchcare contributor on ecology and conservation issues.
In his new role, James will be working closely with the Golf Environment Organisation and other industry bodies to promote examples of good sustainability practice on golf courses amongst the BIGGA membership.
He will also have an influence on BIGGA's Learning & Development activity which will have an even more increased focus on this topical issue.
James will be joining the BIGGA team and the Regional Administrators at BTME 2016 and will be happy to chat to members and answer any questions you may have.
James said: "I am delighted to be joining BIGGA. I have been a member since 1989 and to now be a part of the team makes me feel immensely proud! I'm looking forward to meeting members whilst helping with any environmental issues they may have - see you all at BTME!"
We'll miss James's knowledge and writing skills, but wish him well in his new role.