Executive Search: Director of Finance for The Boulevard Club

Director of Finance
The Boulevard Club

About The Club

The Boulevard Club is a vibrant, lakeside community carved out of the peaceful shores of Lake Ontario. As the only lakefront, multi-sport recreation and social club in Downtown/West Toronto, The Boulevard Club delivers an unmatched member experience that’s rich in history and tradition yet focused on the future. From spectacular views and year-round activities to family-friendly services and an easy-access marina, it simply does not get more relaxed or waterfront. 

 For over a century, The Boulevard Club has built a reputation around time honored traditions, exemplary service, and unrivalled athletics programs for all ages and abilities, including tennis, badminton, water sports, fitness, swimming, basketball, pickleball, and more.  

 The Club takes pride in creating an exceptional Member experience thanks to an equally diverse and inclusive team. Team members are vital to the success of the Club and the Club continues to value and develop their exceptional staff. If you would like to work and learn from a team of professionals and build your career at one of Toronto’s top private clubs, The Boulevard Club may be a good fit. 


Our Club exists as a meeting place for our members to be active and social in a welcoming environment. We enjoy exceptional experiences through the Club’s innovative programming, facilities, and service. 


An unrivaled social and sporting oasis on the waterfront.  

 Core Values 

  • Welcome and include everyone with warm hospitality.  
  • Listen to and recognize diverse points of view.  
  • Treat others with the utmost respect.  
  • Support continuous improvement and long-term financial viability.  
  • Commit to being an environmentally sustainable Club. 


The Position 

Reporting to the General Manager, The Boulevard Club is recruiting a Director of Finance who will direct the financial operations of the Club to ensure the security of Club assets. The DOF will serve as primary contact for all Club financial – and accounting-related matters with the Finance Committee, external auditors, and regulatory agencies. The candidate will ensure legal compliance, and efficient operation with the prime focus on Members’ experience and maintain and update policies to control and coordinate accounting, auditing, budgets, taxes, and related activities and records. 

Director of Finance Responsibilities 

  • The Director of Finance is a critical link between fiscal management and the Club’s strategic direction, ensuring that financial decisions align with the long-term vision and goals of the Club.  
  • Use financial analysis, data trends and market information to anticipate needs, identify operating/financial issues, and recommend actions to maximize the financial stability of the Club. 
  • Create the annual operating and capital budgets for the Club in coordination with various Club committees, departments, and the General Manager, and provide analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost-saving and productivity opportunities for department heads. 
  • Maximize cash flow performance of the Club through controls on inventory, credit and collection, disbursements, deposits, and remittances.  
  • Evaluate potential investments and capital allocation decisions in accordance with the strategic priorities, seeking opportunities that contribute to long-term growth and profitability of the Club. 
  • Identify and assess financial risks that may affect the execution of the strategic plan. Develop strategies to mitigate these risks and ensure the organization’s financial stability.  
  • Develop and track financial performance metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) that relate to the achievement of strategic objectives. 
  • Develop and implement financial control procedures and systems; maintain records for internal audits; ensure compliance with government regulations and contractual agreements.  
  • Direct and verify the taking of various inventories at the Club i.e., beverages, food supplies, equipment, and furnishings. 
  • Prepares the accounting reports as necessary and as requested by the General Manager, the Board of Directors and other Club management or committees. 
  • Manage Club contracts (example: vendor leases and/or service contracts).  
  • Monthly trial balances and result financial statements for the Club, along with required supporting schedules and other data necessary for financial reports and records. 
  • Maintain Club insurance records.  
  • Provide mentoring, coaching, and regular feedback to help manage conflict, and improve and recognize team member performance mediating conflict, actively identifying and correcting breaches in house rules, assisting with questions, and managing emergencies.  
  • Performs special assignments and completes reasonable tasks or duties as assigned by the General Manager. 

Reporting Structure 

Reports to the General Manager. 

 Direct Reports  

Accounts Payable, Members Accounts Administrator, Purchasing, and Payroll. 

 Position Qualifications 

  • CPA- CA preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance or Accounting 
  • Experience in the Private Club and Not-for-Profit Industry preferred. 
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and Not-for-Profit Accounting 
  • At least 5 years of senior level or management experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Proficient in Canadian financial laws, tax regulations, and compliance requirements.   


The Club will offer an attractive compensation package, commensurate with experience, which will include a competitive base salary and benefits including: 

  • Education & Professional Development Assistance 
  • Extensive medical and dental benefits for Employees and their families  
  • Employee Health & Wellness Program  
  • Meal Plan  
  • Bonus 
  • Bike Share TO  
  • Night Transportation Assistance  
  • Complimentary Parking (subject to availability) 


MPORTANT: Interested candidates should submit resumes along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by Friday, January 5, 2024.

Those documents must be saved and emailed in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Boulevard Resume” and ‘Last Name, First Name, Boulevard Cover Letter”) respectively to: execsearch@ggapartners.com 

Lead Search Consultants: 

Liz McDowell
GGA Partners™

Dee Anna Clarke
GGA Partners™


For more information on The Boulevard Club please visit: https://boulevardclub.clubhouseonline-e3.com/Home.aspx 



Executive Search: General Manager/COO for Silver Springs Golf & Country Club

General Manager / Chief Operating Officer
Silver Springs Golf & Country Club

Silver Springs Golf and Country Club is a premier private, member-owned golf and dining facility located in Calgary, Alberta.  The Club aspires to provide the best possible member and guest experience both on and off the golf course.  Members truly participate here, in a Club where quality of life and their recreation is further improved by belonging to Silver Springs.

Silver Springs is ideally situated on an expansive, 260-acre property in northwest Calgary, 15 minutes from the downtown core.  Many of the Club’s members live in the neighborhood surrounding the Club, contributing to a vibrant culture and high usage. The Club continues to craft a culture of service and remarkable care that extends throughout the golf course, the recently renovated clubhouse and through quality member events. Members express high overall satisfaction in recent surveys, and the golf course and experience is consistently rated very well.

To learn more about the Club, visit Home – Silver Springs Golf & Country Club



Club Facilities:

  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • Premium clubhouse including:
    • Formal dining area
    • Social lounge areas
    • Spacious and clean locker rooms

Club Overview:

  • Total members: 1,016
  • Total Shareholders: 512
  • Initiation fee + shareholder price: $30K
  • Annual Shareholder dues: $5,500
  • Annual facility improvement fee: $600
  • Annual dues revenue: $3.9M
  • Gross revenue: $6.2M
  • F&B revenue: $1.8M
  • Average member age: 65
  • Rounds of golf annually: 40K
  • Full-time equivalent employees: 18
  • Total active employees: 115 at peak season


  • Leading and managing a culture that provides exceptional, personalized member and guest experiences
  • Ensuring the long-term success and sustainability of the Club
  • Creating and directing programs with goals of ensuring effective financial stewardship, enhancing member and guest experiences, promoting membership growth, and advancing the long-term viability of the Club
  • Working closely with the Club’s president, Board of Directors and various operational committees to ensure development and execution of successful work plans
  • Providing financial leadership that includes the development, analysis and execution of Club budgets, periodic financial reporting, and the implementation of appropriate and up-to-date financial and system controls
  • Providing leadership to the Turf Care, Pro-Shop, Food & Beverage, and Administrative areas
  • Creating specialized programs and providing direction to the Food & Beverage area that encourage growth of the Club’s outside, catered events and effective year-round use of the clubhouse, while minimizing member conflicts during the golfing season
  • Recommending and implementing policies that enable the Club to adhere to all aspects of applicable government laws and regulations
  • Ensuring staff and member understanding and adherence to all Club bylaws and policies
  • Embody the vison, mission, purpose and values of Silver Springs



  • Leading, inspiring, and developing all staff in order to achieve the highest results and standards
  • Ensuring all business units – Turf Care, Pro Shop, Food & Beverage, Administration, and Facilities – develop goals and achieve objectives aligned with the Club’s strategic plan and annual operating plans
  • Providing coaching, mentoring and advice to employees
  • Taking responsibility for employee actions and results
  • Lead all Human Resource related functions and issues


  • Focusing on day-to day operations to meet financial and performance goals
  • Overseeing the marketing and membership development activities
  • Facilitating communication and information flow with the Management Team, the Board and Member Committees
  • Providing direct expertise and oversight to the Club’s Food & Beverage catering activities to ensure required growth
  • Recommending Club policy changes and enhancements while ensuring adherence to same
  • Lead the planning and execution of capital projects


  • Focus on selling shares to reach targeted budget number
  • Oversee the marketing plan, communications, and social media for the Club
  • Point of contact for all new member enquiries
  • Manage trial, designate, sponsored intermediate member lists and wait lists


  • Seeking ways to provide the Club’s members and guests an exceptional quality experience while balancing the financial needs of the Club
  • Maintaining a high profile and visibility with the members and continually seeking ways of improving member communications


  • Working closely with the Club’s Controller, implementing financial programs that seek to achieve the Club’s strategic goals
  • With the operations team, developing the Club’s annual budget for approval by the Board
  • Manage and update the long-range capital plan and present
  • Ensuring the budget is adhered to and seeking ways to optimize and revenues and expenses
  • Improving the Club’s systems and controls
  • Oversee Men’s Section, Ladies Section, and Junior Section budgets


  • Providing guidance in the selection and compensation of staff and leading the selection process of all management staff
  • Encouraging and overseeing the development of training programs that enhance employee skills and align with strategic objectives
  • Fostering a team environment that builds the desired culture and encourages open communication among staff
  • Keeping employees informed of all matters and leads periodic meetings with management and staff


  • Developing and maintaining effective external stakeholder relationships including homeowners surrounding the golf course, nearby community associations, and local municipal officials
  • Maintains effective relationships and the transfer of applicable best practices from industry associations and peers, and ensures Club participation in relevant industry, trade and community events
  • Promoting the reputation of the Club internally and externally, including the golfing, sporting and dining club industries
  • Working with member and supplier partners in development, marketing and sales to promote the Club


  • Maintaining close and effective communication with the President, Board of Directors and Operational Committees and leadership at all Board meetings
  • Being a standing member of the Executive Committee
  • Continually seeking ways of improving the effectiveness of the Club’s governance and committee structure to ensure development and alignment of strategic goals


  • Ensuring effective Club health, safety, environment and security policies and procedures are developed and implemented, in accordance with relevant government regulations and are being followed by all staff and members
  • Ensuring that regular inspections are taking place and follow-up actions are implemented


The position reports to the Board of Directors through the Club President.


Golf Course Superintendent, Head Golf Professional, Controller, Executive Chef, Food & Beverage Manager, Communications and Marketing Specialist, and Clubhouse Maintenance Supervisor.


Silver Springs will offer a very attractive compensation package, commensurate with experience, which will include a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity and benefits.


IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by January 7, 2024.

The documents must be saved as a PDF (save as “Last Name, First Name, Silver Springs) and email to: execsearch@ggapartners.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.

Lead Search Consultants: 

Michael Gregory
Managing Director & Partner
GGA Partners™


George Pinches
GGA Partners™




Jeff Germond, CCM, to Join GGA Executive Search Team

Jeff Germond, CCM, will join the GGA Executive Search Team effective February 1, 2024 after completion of his tenure as COO of Mississaugua Golf & Country Club.

Jeff’s experience encompasses all aspects of club management, from food & beverage to operations, finances and human resources. His vast knowledge of the inner workings of high-end private clubs and all aspects of food & beverage operations will benefit all clients who need to fill culinary and all leadership positions.

Jeff began his career as an Executive Chef with an emphasis on building and fostering high-performance teams. Over the course of his career, he had the opportunity to work at several of Canada’s premier clubs, including the National Golf Club of Canada, Hamilton Golf & Country Club and St. Catharine’s Golf & Country Club, among others. He is currently completing his tenure as the COO at Mississaugua, after which he will bring his experience and knowledge to GGA.

Jeff will be based in GGA’s Toronto office. As of February 1, 2024, he can be reached via email at jeff.germond@ggapartners.com.

Executive Search: Director of Golf for Quail West Golf and Country Club

Director of Golf
Quail West Golf and Country Club

Quail West Golf and Country Club

Quail West Golf & Country Club, located in beautiful Naples, Florida and revered as Southwest Florida’s preeminent private golf community, is seeking an extraordinary leader to serve as Director of Golf.

Quail West prides itself on providing world-class facilities for Members and their guests and an extraordinary and inclusive, yet unpretentious lifestyle. One of Southwest Florida’s most welcoming clubs, Quail West’s courses, facilities and services are shared by a limited number of members to enhance the quality of the member experience.

To learn more about the Club, visit Home – Quail West Golf & Country Club


36 Holes of Golf

Gross Operating Revenue: $25M

Annual Merchandising Revenue: $1M

FY 24 Annual Golf Dues – Operating – $22,030; Capital – $4,000

FY 24 Golf Course Maintenance Budget – $4.9M

FY 24 Golf Operations Budget

  • Total revenue (net of cost of sales) – $2.8M
  • Payroll expense – $1.5M
  • Payroll Taxes & Benefits – $300K
  • Other expenses – $660K
  • Annual lesson revenue – $200K


The role of Director of Golf at Quail West offers an extremely challenging yet extraordinarily rewarding opportunity for a highly capable, experienced, and respected professional. The Director of Golf is looked upon to set the standard for golf operation by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership. The individual will promote an enthusiastic professional atmosphere focused on Member enjoyment and satisfaction through a visible, accessible, and professional management and leadership style.

The Director of Golf oversees the golf operation including management of the team (golf shop, practice facility, outside operations, and men’s locker room), responsible for the financial planning and oversight for the golf operation, and promotion of an exceptional golf experience for the membership.


Reports to the Chief Operating Officer / General Manager


Head Golf Professional


  • Provides respectable leadership as a PGA professional in managing all aspects of the golf program and promotes a positive image at a first-class facility.
  • Oversees the management and performance of all golf shop and related services.
  • Provides input and advice as requested by the COO/General Manager, the Board of Directors, Golf Committee, and members of the Management Team.
  • Recruits, trains, and develops all golf staff.
  • Manages tee time procedures fairly and equitably.
  • Coordinates, attends, and actively participates in all Golf Committee meetings.
  • Maintains a respectable golf game and represents the club favorably in PGA and other appropriate golf-related
  • Develops and adheres to annual operating budget for golf operations including planning, budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, and taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Coaches and mentors employees by proactively supporting employee development and involvement.
  • Enforces club rules and regulations governing golf course and practice facility usage to provide an enjoyable golfing experience.
  • Develops and manages an innovative tournament schedule and golf activities program that services all golf members.
  • Play golf with members and their guests as time and duties permit.
  • Attends golf-related conferences, merchandise shows, and educational programs to stay current with the latest trends in the industry.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Head Professional or Director of Golf at a premier, private facility. Multi-course experience preferred.
  • Class ‘A’ member of the PGA of America.
  • Computer literate: Excel, Word, Golf Genius, and Jonas
  • Possess the highest level of understanding in the rules of golf, tournament formatting, scoring, and handicapping.


Quail West will offer a very attractive compensation package, commensurate with experience, which will include a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity and benefits.


IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the position qualifications and describes your alignment with the position by January 7th, 2024.

Documents are required to be submitted in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Quail West Director of Golf Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Quail West Director of Golf Resume”) respectively to: execsearchus@ggapartners.com

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.

Lead Search Consultants: 

Kathy Grayson

GGA Partners™


Colin Burns

GGA Partners™


For more information on Quail West Golf and Country Club, visit https://www.quailwest.com/



Executive Search: Managing Director for Woking Golf Club

Managing Director
Woking Golf Club

“A seminal heathland we really love.” – Golf World

“For anyone who really wants to be a golf architect, I heartily recommend Woking as one of the most rewarding courses in the world you can see” – Tom Doak

“The first hole is like a warm handshake from an old friend” – Tom Watson

The Club

Woking Golf Club was founded in 1893 and was the first of the Surrey courses to be cut out of the pines and heather by prolific golf course architect, Tom Dunn. It is a very much in the tradition of English golf clubs and still retains its old character and charm. The course has been lengthened in recent years and is now more than 6,500 yards from the back tees, however the real challenge of the course is the complexity of its undulating greens.

Primarily and proudly a club with a long-standing two-ball heritage, Woking members not only value the time it takes to play eighteen holes but relish the competitive and convivial culture that is the essence of the Club.

In recent years, a significant investment programme has been undertaken including a reservoir, fairway watering system and greens drainage programme. In addition, the club has undertaken an extensive woodland management programme to help the heather re-establish, which has resulted in many of the original stunning views across the course being reinstated. The golf course is ranked 18th in the list of the top 100 courses in England as set out in the 2023 Golf World rankings.

Woking currently has over 410 full members and welcomes around 10,000 guest and visiting golfers annually. The Club is good financial health and, having recently incorporated, the Board is currently developing its first 5-year strategic plan with the support of GGA Partners.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Board of Directors through the Chairman, the Managing Director (MD) of Woking Golf Club will be responsible for managing the overall performance of the Club, the implementation of the strategic plan and for the delivery of an exceptional member, guest, and visitor experience.

Following a recent change of governance structure, this is an excellent opportunity for a forward-thinking, dynamic MD to be accountable for the management of all aspects of the Club and to be empowered to pursue practices that contribute to fulfilling the Club’s vision and mission, as approved by the Board and the Membership.

The MD will generate and monitor budgets and financial statements, secure and protect the Club’s assets, including facilities and equipment, will monitor the quality of the Club’s operational performance and service standards, develop, and lead a cohesive professional service team, and will strive to consistently maintain a memorable and distinctive club experience for everyone who visits, every time they visit.

The Club prefers a highly visible and interactive MD, someone professional in personal style, demeanour, and presence, who fulfils the role of chief host and is comfortable interacting with Members.

A suitable MD will have a deep experience and understanding of the game of golf, its history and traditions, and a minimum of ten years of progressive management experience in a well-regarded private club or similar hospitality environment.

The position requires that the MD be business savvy without compromising on member priorities, and with a strong command of industry trends, benchmarks, and best practices. They will be proficient in change management with a demonstrable understanding of operational and management excellence and an ability to “professionalise” the Club across all functions.

Duties and Responsibilities 


  • Develop an effective working relationship with the Board of Directors and Committees.
  • Lead the management and implementation of the Club’s strategic, capital, and annual plans consistent with the Club’s Vision and Mission.
  • Lead, mentor and build a strong management team including effective performance management along with succession planning.
  • Follow industry trends, benchmarks and best practices and develop strategies that maintain Woking Golf Club’s market position and reputation.
  • Value the Club’s heritage, historic golf course and clubhouse.
  • Effectively manage change throughout the organisation to ensure the Club remains highly professional, desirable, respected, and relevant.
  • Be well-known and visible to the Membership.

Financial Management:

  • Generate operating and capital budgets that contain sufficient detail to enable accurate projection of revenues and expenses and that disclose underlying assumptions, for ultimate Board approval.
  • Generate and monitor monthly, annual, and other financial statements of the Club; take effective corrective action as required.
  • Analyse financial statements, monitor cash flow, provide timely, relevant, and accurate reporting (including key indicators, performance metrics and benchmarking) and maintain adequate internal controls.
  • Ensure that the financial integrity of the Club is always maintained and that it is operated in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Be fiscally responsible while investing in the Club’s people and assets to ensure an exceptional Member experience.
  • Establish and monitor compliance with purchasing policies and procedures; and
  • Ensures that the Club’s assets are adequately insured against casualty and property losses, and liability losses to the Club and its Board members and staff.


  • Is knowledgeable regarding best governance practices for private clubs.
  • Implements policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Plans, develops, and approves specific operational policies, programs, procedures, and methods in concert with Board policies.
  • Issues notice of meetings, attends Board and Annual Meetings, serves as the Corporate Secretary appointed annually by the Board of Directors.
  • Consistently monitors the Club’s constitution, rules, and regulations for continued relevance to the Club’s operations, and
  • Reports in a timely fashion any actual or anticipated material non-compliance with a policy of the Board.

Human Resources:

  • Has authority over and accountability for all staff.
  • Hires, trains, motivates, evaluates, compensates, and terminates staff in a professional, non-discriminatory, and caring fashion.
  • Has the authority to appoint and remove any and all employees and agents of the Club and settle the terms of their employment and remuneration in accordance with policies established by the Board.
  • Establishes personnel policies in accordance with policies established by the Board; initiates and monitors policies relating to personnel actions and training and professional development programs.
  • Works with their direct reports to schedule, supervise and direct the work of all employees.
  • Ensures that a succession plan is in place for each direct report.
  • Conducts regular performance reviews with direct reports and ensures that each of them implements a protocol whereby all staff have job descriptions and participate in a review at least once a year; and
  • Reviews current staffing model to ensure all functions are being performed by appropriately trained personnel and that the Club is staffed to meet the needs of the members in a cost-effective fashion.

Capital Projects:

  • Be proactive in planning for capital projects that need to be considered for the benefit of the Club and prepare appropriate capital expenditure proposals for Board consideration.
  • Manage the capital funding requirements of the capital and strategic plans.
  • Provide oversight of and manage all capital projects and related expenditures to ensure that they are delivered to time, to cost and at the quality approved by the Board.


  • In support of the Course Manager, ensure the golf courses and practice facilities are to the highest standards of condition and playability.
  • In support of the Golf Professional, ensure that the teaching capabilities and quality of teaching experience are the highest possible standard. Also ensure that the Pro Shop provides goods and services that are commensurate with the highest standards and that prices are competitive.
  • In support of the Clubhouse Manager, ensure the delivery of a consistently exceptional Clubhouse experience by providing a high-calibre food and beverage offering, quality service and appropriate social environment.
  • In the context of a club with such a strong and important 2-ball heritage, establish and oversee golf reservations and account management system for member golf, competitions, matches, guests, visitors, and societies that is seamless for the members and visitors, effectively manages the Club’s yield per round, and generates accurate business intelligence for informed decision-making.
  • Nurture the spirit of the game and the traditions of the Club, fostering a convivial atmosphere through play, competition, events, and atmosphere.
  • Adopt and maintain an environmentally responsible protocol for all operations.


  • Consistently ensure the Club is operating in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Provide an annual report to the Board of Directors regarding such compliance.
  • Maintain relations with appropriate local and national governmental agencies.


  • Advise the Board and its advisory committees in relation to membership strategy and planning, and once set by the Board, oversee the application of membership policies.
  • Evaluate and manage the current membership application process to ensure continued strength of potential members.
  • Consistently communicate with the membership and enforce Club rules.
  • Coordinate the marketing and membership relations programs to promote the Club’s services and facilities to both present and potential members.
  • Be accessible and visible to members and responds to members’ concerns in a timely manner.

Key Attributes

  • An innovative thinker with business acumen and a passion for continuous improvement.
  • A self-starter who is results-orientated and resilient in the face of adversity.
  • A dynamic leader and motivator with the ability to build a cohesive, talented, and effective team, focussed on the delivery of a collective mission. A leader that inspires support for and belief in the Club’s vision.
  • A leader who is empathetic and understanding of stakeholder positions, who is diplomatic and tactful, yet astute when there is the need to be firm and decisive in dealing with member and staff constituents.
  • Proven to be an excellent manager of change, of people, of stakeholders and stakeholder expectations, of plans and projects, and of time – skilled in prioritising and adapting without losing sight of the ultimate objectives.
  • A track record of elevating the member experience on and off the golf course, including food and beverage, service standards and protocols, and communications.
  • Demonstrates exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills with strong personal deportment. Believes in being visible and accessible to members without compromising on management duties.
  • A highly professional individual who is always in command of their brief. Someone of the utmost integrity and with a commitment to excellence.
  • Able to display sound judgement and make complex decisions in support of the Club’s Vision and Mission.
  • The ability to build and manage strong and rewarding relationships.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A post-secondary degree in business or a golf-related program.
  • A Certified Club Manager designation is preferred (CCM).
  • Experience reporting to a Board and an understanding of club governance.
  • A leadership track record.
  • Experience in a premier club environment.

Direct Reports

Manager of Golf Course Operations, Clubhouse Manager, Head Professional, Head Chef and Financial Administrator.


The successful applicant will receive an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications along with a comprehensive health benefits plan and pension program.


IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the position qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by December 30th at 5:00pm.

Documents are required to be submitted in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Woking Golf Club MD Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Woking Golf Club MD Resume”) respectively to: execsearchemea@ggapartners.com

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.

Lead Search Consultants: 

Rob Hill
Managing Partner
GGA Partners™ EMEA


Kit Taylor
Managing Director, Hospitality, Leisure & Sport
Psd Group

For more information on Woking Golf Club, visit https://www.wokinggolfclub.co.uk/



Executive Search: Director of Finance for The Badminton & Racquet Club of Toronto

Director of Finance
The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto

About The Club

The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto is a preeminent private athletic and social club in midtown Toronto known for its personal touch, lasting friendships, multi-generational families, and loyal members and staff. The B&R is the ideal place for anyone with a passion for racquet sports, wanting to learn a new activity, staying forever young, or simply wanting to be part of a vibrant social scene.


Renowned for our welcoming community and camaraderie, the B&R is a home away from home where members of all ages enjoy, and are enriched by racquet, fitness, wellness, and social experiences.


Your B&R – Your Way


The Position:

The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto is recruiting for a Director of Finance who must not only possess a broad knowledge of all accounting, financial, and business principles, leadership, analytical, and strategic thinking skills, but must also be able to fit into an organizational culture that promotes openness, mentoring, teamwork, innovation, tradition, creativity, stability, and financial results.

Candidate Profile:

The Director of Finance will work closely with the Senior Management Group and Finance, Audit, Property and Planning Committee and will oversee all financial aspects of the business while driving the organization’s financial strategy and planning. The Director will also be responsible for assessing the financial performance of the Club, possible risks, and investments while ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for all Club accounting and financial reporting functions; The ideal candidate must be familiar the relevant tax laws, payroll, reporting requirements, and generally accepted accounting principles affecting the Club.

The Director of Finance will be directly responsible for the establishment and recommendation of financial policies, procedures, controls, investments, and reporting systems, and the supervision and management of general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll, and such personnel. In addition, this role has oversight responsibility for the Club’s IT systems and, its expenses, as well as the independent  contractors with whom the Club engages.

The Director of Finance reports to the Chief Operating Officer.  Given the leading role this individual will play in achieving the business objectives of the club, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following requirements:

Leadership / Managerial Experience

  • Excellent managerial and leadership skills.
  • Ability to respond appropriately and find solutions in high pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor.
  • Ability to lead committees and present to a group in a professional and polished manner.
  • Excellent teamwork and team building skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, members, boards and committees, key business partners, and government agencies.

Communication Skills

  • Ability to show a well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Strong presentation skills in a group setting.

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, POS, and financial management software systems, especially advanced functions withing Excel. Northstar system proficiency an asset.
  • Good understanding of IT infrastructure management.

Educational Experience

  • BS/BA in accounting, finance, or relevant field; MS/MA is an asset.
  • CPA or other relevant qualification an asset.


  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in finance with at least 3 years of experience in management and as a Director of Finance or similar role.
  • Experience in the private club or service industry an asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant and current corporate finance and accounting principles, laws, and best practices.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning and asset management.
  • Extensive experience in creating and managing budgets for medium to large organizations.
  • Strong knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • Mathematical reasoning.

Core Competencies

  • Diplomatic, Analytical, Strategic Planner, High Attention to Detail, High Levels of Integrity and Confidentiality, Member Focused, Decisive, Problem Solver, Results Focused, Organized, Excellent Time Management Skills.


The position will be available in Early 2024.


The Club will offer an attractive compensation package, commensurate with experience, which will include a competitive base salary and benefits including:

  • 100% Health and Dental Benefit Coverage
  • LTD and Life
  • RRSPs
  • MBO Bonus
  • Parking


IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should submit resumes along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by Sunday, December 31, 2023.

Those documents must be saved and emailed in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, TheBandR Resume” and ‘Last Name, First Name, TheBandR Cover Letter”) respectively to: execsearch@ggapartners.com

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.

Lead Search Consultants: 

Michael Gregory
Managing Director & Partner
GGA Partners™


Dee Anna Clarke
GGA Partners™

For more information on The Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto, visit https://www.thebandr.com/