Douglas Philip – Director
Douglas spearheads all senior assignments in the EMEA region of the golf industry across golf clubs and resorts.
He has a BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management and Sports Management. His entire career has been in the golf and recruitment industries, mainly working on C-level & Senior Management searches with organisations throughout the UK, Middle East and Asia. Prior to Founding DPSM Consultants, Douglas was a Managing Consultant of a larger recruitment company specialising in Club Management recruitment.
Douglas is a proud member of the Royal & Ancient (R&A) and The Golf House Club Elie playing off a handicap of 3. He is also a keen cricketer and member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
Marc Newey CCM CCE, Advisor – London & Home Counties
Marc has joined the DPSM Team in an advisory capacity will consult primarily on senior management assignments in London and the Home Counties Region.
With over 30 years’ experience managing sports and golf facilities in the public, commercial and private member sectors for Marriott, Jack Nicklaus Golf Centres and Lee Valley RPA amongst others, Marc has reached the pinnacle in sports club management as CEO of Roehampton Club – UK Sports Club of the Year 2017 – for the last 10 years.
Marc is the only European Club Manager to be awarded Certified Chief Executive status by CMAA, and is a Past President of Club Managers Association of Europe (2011-2017).
Marc Potter, Advisor – Nordic Region
Marc has joined the DPSM Team in an advisory capacity and will consult on senior management assignments in the Nordic Region (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland & Iceland).
With 20 years experience running and developing some of the world’s finest golf clubs, most recently Vasatorps GC in Sweden and prior senior positions with Troon Golf and Leisurecorp, Marc’s network and cultural awareness makes him one of the regions most valued recruiters.Marc is also CEO of P4M Golf, a management consultancy business focused on the golf industry.
He has a Business Hospitality degree from La Trobe University in Australia and plays off a handicap of 5.
Mark Vickery, Advisor – France & Benelux
Mark has joined the DPSM Team in an advisory capacity and will consult on senior management assignments in the France and Benelux region.
Mark has held senior management positions at some of the world’s leading golf venues, both at pre-opening and operational stages. His core strength is business development strategy and finding new ways to create revenue streams.
Mark became PGA qualified in 1978, before obtaining his European Tour Card in 1981. In 1990 he embarked on a career in senior management within the golf industry. Mark has had success in some of the best known facilities around the world, such as, Disneyland Paris, Sandy Lane Barbados, Goodwood Sussex, Managing Director at Les Bordes France, and Managing Director at Cannes Mougins G&CC France.
Fluent in both French and English, Mark now consults on several projects in the France, Italy & the Benelux region. He plays off a handicap of 3 at Les Bordes.