CMAE is pleased to announce that Dean Nelson has achieved the globally recognised Certified Club Manager (CCM) having recently passed the exam.

Dean is currently the Director of Golf and Deputy General Manager at the Hong Kong Golf Club. He’s been in the role for the past 8 years and moved here from Starwood Hotels in Europe. He has also previously worked as Golf Operations Manager for the Dubai Golf group.

Dean started his MDP journey in 2016 when he attended MDP 1 in Dubai and went on to complete the full MDP programme and attend the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) World Conference in order to be eligible to sit the CCM exam.

Pictured - Dean Nelson CCM

Dean now joins an elite band of 55 Club Industry professionals in Europe and the Middle East who have achieved CCM status.

Commenting on his success Dean said “Gaining the CCM is a fantastic milestone to achieve, and I am very grateful to all the team at CMAE for all their support and help over the years. The pathway to achieving the CCM is a fantastic journey where I learned so much not only from the inspirational presenters at the MDP classes but my industry colleagues who attended these weeks. I believe all aspiring Club Managers must follow this path, and I can’t speak highly enough of the learning opportunities that the MDP provides”.

Michael Braidwood CCM said “As chair of the Education Policy committee I am delighted to see Dean pass his CCM exam. Dean has shown incredible commitment towards his education and professional development and despite having a long way to travel to our various education programmes has not let that stop him achieve him dream of CCM.”

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