Ecology Focus as James Joins BIGGA

BIGGA would like to welcome James Hutchinson to the team who has accepted the newly created role of Sustainability Executive.

James was previously Environmental Officer at St Andrews. Prior to that he was Ecology Manager at Fairhaven Golf Club in Lytham, Lancashire.

This new role will involve James working closely with the Golf Environment Organisation and other industry bodies to uncover and promote examples of good sustainability practice on golf courses among the BIGGA membership, and demonstrate our members’ commitment to sustainability.

James will also have an influence on our Learning & Development activity which will have an even more increased focus on this topical issue.

It is intended that BIGGA will offer a range of environmental and sustainability advisory services to its members and their golf clubs, as an acknowledged expert in his field with a successful track record in providing environmental plans James is an outstanding candidate to drive this activity forward.

James will be based remotely but will attend BIGGA House on a regular basis. He will be joining the rest of the BIGGA House team and the Regional Administrators at BTME 2016 and will be happy to chat to members and answer any questions you may have.

James said: “To say I am delighted to be joining BIGGA who I feel are a proactive and forward thinking association would be an understatement. I have been a member since 1989 and to now be a part of the team makes me feel immensely proud! I’m looking forward to meeting BIGGA’s members whilst helping with any environmental issues they may have – see you all at BTME!”

BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton said: “As a result of the Strategic work that the Board of Management has been undertaking, and as part of our desire to play an increased leadership role in greenkeeping and golf, we have identified the need to increase our resources in the areas of ecology, sustainability and legislative compliance.

“James has a very high profile in the field of environmental and ecological sustainability in golf and is an excellent acquisition for BIGGA as we seek to extend our influence in this and other fields."