New Captain at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews

Gavin Caldwell, new captain of the R&A Golf Club, St Andrews
Gavin Caldwell, new captain of the R&A Golf Club, St Andrews

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has announced that Gavin Caldwell will serve as Captain in 2015/16.

Mr Caldwell has been nominated as captain by past captains of the Club and will begin his year in office with the traditional driving-in ceremony on the first tee of the Old Course on Friday, September 25.

A former Trustee of Portmarnock Golf Club, Mr Caldwell was club captain and chairman of the Walker Cup Committee when it hosted the 1991 match.

He enjoyed a successful university golf career and is president of Dublin University Golfing Society. He plays to a handicap of 12.

Mr Caldwell has served on the Amateur Status and Championship Committees of The R&A and was a member of the General Committee from 2010-2013. He has been a member of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club since 1996.

Born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland in 1947, Mr Caldwell was educated at St Columba’s College and Trinity College, Dublin and embarked on a career in investment management.

In 1980, he was appointed as the founding chief executive of Ulster Bank Investment Managers, the Irish subsidiary of NatWest Group, a role he held until 2003. He is currently a non-executive director of several Irish subsidiaries of international investment companies.

Mr Caldwell lives with his wife Jane and has five children, Robert, Sarah, Sonia, Jennifer and Gillian in Howth, County Dublin.