12 August 2015

Jumeirah Golf Estates is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Julian Small as Managing Director, Club Operations commencing 27th September 2015.

Bringing a wealth of industry experience spanning over 30 years, Julian takes the helm of Jumeirah Golf Estates’ hospitality and leisure offering, focusing on the community’s continued development as a truly world-class residential golf destination.

During Julian’s early career, he was Banqueting Manager at the iconic London hotel, The Savoy, before he joined Stanhope Properties, a London-based property company, where he led the hospitality, leisure and estate management elements in the significant regeneration projects at Broadgate in the City of London and Stockley Park, Heathrow.

In 1996, Julian was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of Wentworth Club and has overseen the evolution of the business into the world-renowned lifestyle club it is today. During his tenure, Wentworth hosted over 40 professional golf tournaments on the European Tour - an accolade that positions Julian well to support Jumeirah Golf Estates’ role as the host venue of the DP World Tour Championship, The Season Finale of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.


Alongside his role as the Chief Executive of Wentworth Club, Julian has also been a member of the Wentworth Residents’ Association and Estate Executive Committee for past the 10 years.

Yousuf Kazim, CEO of Jumeirah Golf Estates, stated “We look forward to working with Julian, who brings vast industry knowledge and expertise to Jumeirah Golf Estates. Together with spearheading Club Operations at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Julian will be focused on the development of our hospitality and leisure offering as we aim to set a benchmark for residential golf communities around the world.”

Commenting on his appointment, Julian Small stated: “Jumeirah Golf Estates is going through an exciting period of development, with Dubai’s market dynamics and the upcoming EXPO 2020 spurring continued demand for the residential golf community. I am thrilled to be joining Jumeirah Golf Estates, as we aim to further enhance its current and future offerings to cement the community’s position as a highly desirable destination for our club members, residents and guests.”