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Pelley is new European Tour chief
17 Apr 2015 17:05
Canadian Keith Pelley has been named as the new chief executive of the European Tour, succeeding George O'Grady.
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O'Grady announced in November that he would be stepping down from his role but would continue until a permanent successor was found.
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Pelley, 51, will replace him from this summer, with O'Grady moving into the position of president of international relations.
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Pelley said: "I am very honoured to be joining the European Tour as its new CEO at an exciting stage in its development. The tour already has a highly regarded reputation and I look forward to building on this using my previous experience in both media and sports.
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"Throughout my career in North America, it has been a privilege to work with the best sports organisations, athletes, and media assets. I am excited to build on these experiences on the international stage."
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Pelley is the president of Rogers Media and was involved in the Canadian organisation's rights deal to cover the National Hockey League.
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He held the same role with Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and was CEO of the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts from 2003 to 2007.
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David Williams, Chairman of The European Tour commented: "Keith's proven track record, extensive experience and outstanding leadership skills in both sport and media will be invaluable as we continue to further develop our strategy.
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"On behalf of the board I would again like to thank George O'Grady for his extraordinary contribution to the European Tour and professional golf over the last 40 years."
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O'Grady added: "I look forward to welcoming Keith to the European Tour and ensuring a smooth transition as I continue to develop my new role. I am certain that Keith will bring a fresh and business-focused perspective to the tour."
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A five-handicap golfer, Pelley is a member of Ontario's Lambton Golf and Country Club and Goodwood Golf Club.
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