New director of education for CMAE

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) has appointed Michael Braidwood as its new director of education. The CMAE is a non-profit making professional association with members involved in the management of sports clubs, health and fitness clubs, leisure, city and dining clubs.

After a Europe-wide search Braidwood, a PGA advanced fellow professional and certified club manager (CCM) with 20 years’ experience of the golf industry, was identified as the preferred candidate for this newly created position. In his new role Braidwood will oversee the CMAE’s management development programme, the educational pathway that has been created by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and is now being rolled out across Europe and the rest of the world.

Braidwood commented, “My love for education started in 2004 while I was general manager of Riffa Golf Club in Bahrain. I saw a strong need for specific golf management education for my team members and I helped develop and deliver detailed training courses that fitted the requirements of the business. Since then, I have always adopted a positive attitude to training and development at the facilities I have managed, including my current position as pre-opening general manager, and part of a Braemar Golf consultancy team, at Skolkovo Golf Club in Moscow, Russia.”