Rod is currently Director of Strategy & Governance and Company Secretary at England Golf leading the Legal/Governance Department. He joined in September 2014. His role involves the strategic and operational planning for the national governing body; all governance issues; and its legal and disciplinary functions. He regularly advises golf clubs and counties on legal and governance issues.
Rod is also a Non-Executive Director at the Mountain Training Trust, which runs the National Mountain Sport Centre; an External Examiner at De Montford University on the sports law post-graduate courses; and a sessional Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. He was previously on the Board at the LGU and led its legal negotiations with the R&A.
Rod qualified as a Solicitor in 1995 and specialised in medical law until 2005 before gaining further qualifications and wider industry experience via in house legal roles, non-executive directorships and senior management positions, such as the Rugby Football League, Badminton England, Sport England and as CEO at two professional rugby league clubs. This includes all aspects of commercial law; governance and company law; corporate mergers and restructuring; litigation; compliance; risk management; data protection; HR; intellectual property; and strategy development and implementation.
MDP sessions delivered:
- Club Legislation (MDP 1)