Singapore: Grant Slack’s position as an increasingly influential figure in the golfing world has been enhanced with a promotion at IMG.
Formerly a Senior Vice President and Managing Director at IMG, Singapore-based Slack has been elevated to Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Golf Events.
Sam Zussman, Co-President of Media & Events at IMG, said: “Grant is a respected leader with a strong track record who serves as a trusted resource across our company and the sports industry more broadly.
“Despite the past year’s challenges for the live events industry, he’s stayed the course, and will play a key role in the continued growth and success of our events business moving forward.”
Slack has been working in professional sports for more than 20 years and joined IMG in 2005 as Vice President of Golf for Asia, before taking the helm of the company’s golf events business in 2016. Prior to joining IMG, he worked with Parallel Media Group and World Sport Group.
He is responsible for the strategic direction, financial results, staging and implementation of IMG’s global golf event portfolio, including oversight of professional tournaments, special events, junior development initiatives and hospitality programmes.
Under Slack’s leadership, IMG’s golf events team has staged approximately 100 events, including the Solheim Cup in 2019 and new events including the Buick LPGA Shanghai and Saudi International. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, he and his team led the recovery of some of the industry’s top golf events in 2020.
Slack also recently oversaw the multi-year title sponsorship renewals of three of HSBC’s long-standing Asian golf partnerships: the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, and the CGA-HSBC China Junior Golf Programme.
He currently oversees 20 tournaments globally – split equally between men’s and women’s events – and is also the Chairman of Asian Tour Media, a joint venture between IMG and the Asian Tour, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.