Icon appoints Golf leader

Icon, the global event branding, overlay and production group, has appointed David Gurney to lead its golf events team. In this role Gurney will have overall responsibility for the management, successful delivery and development of Icon's golf event business, with particular focus on major events such as the Open Championship and the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Andrew Hodson, sales & marketing director at Icon said: “We are delighted to welcome David to the team here at Icon. His appointment will ensure that our golf event clients continue to benefit from our extraordinary focus and the values that we place on customer service.”

Prior to joining Icon, Gurney has worked both in London and the Middle East, spearheading major accounts in rugby, Formula 1, tennis and most recently sailing. He has worked extensively in golf with his experience ranging from VIP hospitality management to perimeter board design and evaluation. During the London 2012 Olympics, he directed the delivery of the Olympic sailing spectator facility in Weymouth for LOCOG.