Hamish Grey and Andy Salmon are the principals of Mana Management Limited, the company that owns and will deliver the World Masters Golf Championship.
Hamish has worked in sports management for 27 years, after having gained a Masters in Sports Management in his native New Zealand. After initially working for the New Zealand Sport agency The Hillary Commission in a variety of senior management roles, he was seconded to act as the Private Secretary to the New Zealand Minister of Sport and Tourism.
At the end of that secondment Hamish was the first person selected to undertake an exchange programme between Scotland and New Zealand, spending 7 months seconded to SportScotland. Thereafter, Hamish made Scotland his home and became the CEO of Scottish Golf, a position he held for 18 years until 2016.
In that time Scottish Golf was transformed into a modern, vibrant organisation culminating in the amalgamation of the male and female governing bodies in 2015.
During his time in charge of Scottish Golf, Hamish oversaw the delivery of an annual programme of highly successful domestic and international golf tournaments played over the unrivalled links of Scotland. This included serving on the Steering Committee for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Andy is a former Wales international amateur golfer with 25 years experience in a variety of roles in the golf industry. Andy spent 5 years at The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) during which time he directed numerous Pro-Am’s and 72-hole tournaments.
During spells with Marriott Hotels and De Vere Hotels, Andy worked in 4 and 5 star golf operations, delivering outstanding customer service to hotel guests, members and visiting golfers from all over the world. He also spent 4 years as Chief Executive at the Ladies’ Golf Union during which team he delivered 4 Women’s British Open Championships and refereed at 4 US Women’s Opens.
Andy was a Rules Official at the 2007 Ryder Cup at Valderrama and twice refereed at The Open Championship. Most recently, Andy worked for Scottish Golf where he led on developing the game by supporting clubs and delivering participation programmes.