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SKI CLUB CEO RESIGNS - James Cove, PlanetSKI Editor
Wednesday April 24, 2019 - Email this article to a friend

Darren Neylon walks away after a short time in office. It comes as The Club seeks to re-invent itself in a changing snowsports world.





"The Ski Club is disappointed to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Darren Neylon has resigned. Darren will leave the Ski Club on 15th May 2019," said the chairman of The Ski Club of Great Britain, Malcolm Bentley, in a statement to its members on Wednesday.

"Since Darren joined on 13th March 2018 he has contributed and achieved a considerable amount in shaping and preparing the Ski Club for a bright future."

"In particular he has developed a comprehensive Strategic Plan and reformed the management structure to provide a sound platform to deliver the strategy and the Ski Club's continuing activities."

"We are disappointed to see Darren depart and we wish him well for the future."

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It is understood he has taken up another job offer in what is described as "a challenging international role".

The Ski Club has appointed Warren Partners as recruitment consultants to find a new Chief Executive Officer.

The Club's Treasurer and Vice-chairman, Ian Holt,  is to act as interim Chief Executive Officer on a part time basis until a new permanent CEO is found.

The Club is facing many challenges and some see its influence and relevance reducing.

We reported on Darren Neylon's appointment at the time and the challenges ahead:

The Club recently unveiled an ambitious plan.

There were questions over whether it was actually achievable:

Some believe The Club should perhaps return to its roots and have a CEO with a passion for snowsports running through their blood, rather then have a business person at the helm.

A view put forward on social media by the respected ski instructor, Phil Smith from Snoworks, who has had close connections with The Club over the years:

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