The field at the recent English Senior Men's Open Amateur Championship included Martin Slumbers. the newly appointed Chief Executive of The R&A and Secretary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
Born in Brighton and educated at Lancing College, Mr Slumbers gained a BSc in Production Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London before embarking on a career in investment banking. He spent 12 years working for Salomon Brothers International in London and Hong Kong, becoming Chief Financial Officer in Asia and then Europe.
In 1998, he joined Deutsche Bank and served in a number of senior executive roles. He was appointed Global Head of Deutsche Bank's Investment Banking Operations in 2006 and the following year as Global Head of Global Business Services.
He is a keen golfer and a member of Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey where he plays to a handicap of two. He is married with two sons.
He took up his position at the R&A on 25th September 2015 following the retirement of his predecessor Peter Dawson.