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Sarah Stirk & Julia Regis Join England Golf Board of Directors

Julia Regis & Sarah Stirk

England Golf welcomes two prominent figures, Sarah Stirk and Julia Regis, to its Board of Directors.

Stirk joins as Independent Director, while Regis takes on the role of Senior Independent Director, marking a significant moment in the ongoing efforts to drive change and foster inclusivity in golf.

Sarah Stirk: A Media Powerhouse with a Passion for Equality

Sarah Stirk, one of the key hosts on Sky Sports Golf, brings a wealth of media experience to the table.

As an esteemed TV presenter and journalist, Stirk has worked with renowned platforms like Sky News and the BBC, covering major golf tours and events.

She’s also a skilled entrepreneur, having founded and successfully sold a luxury golf travel business.

Her impressive credentials are enhanced by her dedication to promoting equality and diversity within the sport.

Stirk is a 7.3-handicap golfer and an active participant in numerous golf events. She also acts as a corporate host and brand ambassador for several companies.

Stirk’s extensive media expertise aligns with her commitment to making golf more inclusive.

Her role in hosting the annual Women’s Leadership Summit for The R&A demonstrates her dedication to creating opportunities for women in golf.

As a new mother, Stirk hopes to help shape the future of the sport in a way that encourages the next generation to take up golf.

“Having played and worked in golf for over 15 years, it’s clearly a sport that means a huge amount to me,” she said. “I have a real interest in ensuring golf is open and accessible to all.”

Julia Regis: A Champion for Social Change

Julia Regis, a seasoned consultant with over three decades of experience in human resources, leadership, and organizational development, brings a unique perspective to the Board.

Regis has a notable track record of driving change in society, advocating for equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Her commitment to these values has led her to numerous non-executive director roles, including Trustee for Smartworks Birmingham and Chair of the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust.

As an ambassador for Wateraid, Regis has worked to raise awareness and funds for the charity.

Regis’s involvement in various grassroots initiatives has introduced over 250 women to golf, breaking down barriers and challenging perceptions.

This aligns with her mission to make golf more inclusive, especially for underrepresented groups.

“I am very passionate about this game and I am delighted to be able to bring my professional expertise to a sport that I love,” Regis stated.

Her dedication to shaping the future of golf, combined with her extensive experience, makes her a valuable addition to the England Golf Board of Directors.

A Step Toward a More Inclusive Golf Community

The appointments of Stirk and Regis mark a significant step forward for England Golf in promoting diversity and inclusivity.

Both women bring unique skills and experiences to the Board, paving the way for a more open and accessible golf community.

As golf continues to evolve, their influence will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping its future.

With their shared passion for the game and dedication to breaking down barriers, Stirk and Regis are set to make a lasting impact on England Golf and the broader golfing world.