Sian Heatley CMDip of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club has become the first female in Wales to attain the CMAE Club Management Diploma. The Diploma is awarded across Europe by CMAE as a key qualification in their Management Development Programme (MDP).

Sian has worked at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club for 13 years and has been in her current position of Food & Beverage supervisor for 5 years. Sian completed both MDP parts 1 and 2 in 2019 and successfully completed the work based assignment which entails taking on a problem at the club and resolving it by applying the key learnings from the MDP curriculum.

Pictured - Sian Heatley

Commenting on her success Sian said “I am delighted to have achieved the diploma in club management. The MDP education pathway has been a fantastic learning experience, also attending the European Conference last year in Cascais was a brilliant experience. It’s great to have become part of a network of others who to continue to support each other as we progress in our careers. I look forward to continuing on the education pathway.
Thank you to my club Royal Porthcawl for giving me the support and wonderful opportunity to attend MDP 1 and MDP 2 and thank you to everyone who has supported me while going through the programme.”

Also commenting was CMAE’s Director of Education Torbjorn Johansson. “It gives me great pleasure to award Sian her diploma having seen her work incredibly hard during her time at MDP” he said. “The CMAE are supporters of the R&A’s women in golf charter and we hope that positive stories like this will inspire women to join and thrive in the golf club management industry”.

For more information on the CMAE Management Development Programme click here