our team

Meet the ILG Team

A dynamic and proven leadership team united in their belief to re-imagine the golf retail, ecommerce and leisure sector, internationally. In every other way, we are a complementary blend of financial, retail, experiential, fashion, branding, data analysis and customer relationship management experience.

  • Simon Owers

    Chief Financial Officer
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    A fellow of the ICAEW, Simon had 19 years’ experience of corporate restructuring before joining ILG in 2019. He has since been instrumental in driving accelerated growth across the group.

    After 10 years with KPMG LLP, he set up his own company in 2009, targeting owner managed and PE-backed businesses. He received instructions from financial institutions and was engaged by companies to undertake interim roles including Financial Director, developing turnaround strategies and sustainable recovery plans.

    As CFO of ILG, Simon is responsible for all the group’s financial functions, operational and financial strategies, assessment of organic and acquisition expansion opportunities, governance and risk management.

  • Stuart Middlemiss

    Chief Commercial Officer
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    Stuart started his retail career on the shop floor, quickly advancing to management roles. He has worked mainly in the sport/lifestyle and fashion sectors and held executive positions at JJB, Sports Direct, Newcastle United and Sunderland FC. He joined American Golf in 2018.

    His principal passion is for the commercial side of retail, including buying and merchandising, ecommerce, trading, wholesale and licencing. Stuart has extensive experience developing brands from concept to market leadership and for transforming customer insights into action.

    Stuart’s current responsibilities are to drive commercial growth across the International Leisure Group, particularly its own brand portfolio including Golfino, Stromberg, Benross and Rife.

  • Scott Taylor

    Director of CRM & Data Analytics
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    Scott has been leading and innovating customer-centric strategies in the fashion industry for 17 years. Starting at Uniqlo, he then worked at Arcadia Group, OFFICE and Ted Baker. In 2016 he became Selfridges’ Head of CRM and Loyalty, handling numerous transformation projects as well as the transition to GDPR.

    After working as Customer Director for luxury brand Lane Crawford, leading strategic initiatives in Hong Kong and mainland China, Scott joined American Golf in 2021, overseeing all aspects of the customer journey to drive satisfaction and retention. His next challenge is using his mastery of Big Data, analytic skill and creativity to develop our forthcoming CRM and loyalty programme.