CMAE Announces Premier Partnership with KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE

London, United Kingdom – October 9, 2023

CMAE is delighted to announce a Premier Partnership with the leading recruiting and consulting firm, KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE (KK&W). Through this partnership, CMAE members will benefit from KK&W’s expertise in the areas of private club executive search and governance.

Commercial Director at CMAE, Craig Cotterill, commented on the partnership, “staffing and governance present significant challenges for club managers right now, and securing relevant insight and support in these areas through this Premier Partnership with KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE will prove invaluable.”

KK&W’s executive search expertise includes GM/COO, CEO, AGM, Clubhouse Management, F&B, Financial, Golf, Culinary, Agronomy, Racquets, Human Resources, Fitness & Wellness, and Membership/Marketing. In addition to executive search, KK&W is a benchmark in private club governance and operational consulting.

Cotterill continues, “the partnership will see us work closely with Michael Herd, a well-known and respected professional, who has worked within this space for many years. Together our organisations will strive to identify industry needs and deliver solutions through education to better equip club managers across the CMAE family. As an association, we are delighted to welcome Michael and his esteemed colleagues at KK&W to our growing portfolio of Premier Partners.”

Michael Herd, Head of International Search and Consulting shares, “we are honoured to partner with CMAE and look forward to opportunities to educate on leadership, governance, and best practices. Additionally, we are thrilled for the opportunity to bring our firm’s unmatched process for delivering comprehensive executive search solutions to future candidates and private club clients seeking top-tier professionals for key leadership roles.”

Club Management Association of Europe

The Club Management Association of Europe (CMAE) is a non-profit making professional association with members involved in the management of sports clubs (golf, tennis, sailing, rowing, rugby, football, cricket), health & fitness clubs, leisure, city and dining clubs located throughout Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa.

The CMAE is also the pan-European ‘umbrella’ organisation for a variety of national professional associations for club managers and secretaries. National associations can affiliate to the CMAE, thereby giving their membership access to the CMAE education programme and other CMAE international activities and events.

CMAE is closely aligned with the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) and actively participates in the annual World Conference for club managers and other international events.


People Focused, Quality Driven. When you work with KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE, you can expect an experience that will be centred around the well-being of their clients, the candidates they place, and the industry they love. Their process has been perfected since 1996 and involves merging more than 500 years of combined expertise with a comprehensive understanding of stakeholders’ needs. Their Board Dynamics/Model has been presented to over 1000 private clubs and communities. They are an award-winning executive search and consulting firm and a trusted partner dedicated to the success of the organizations they work with. For more information, visit kkandw.com.

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For more information please contact:

Thomas B. Wallace III, CCM, CCE, ECM, Managing Partner
(412) 670-2021 | tom@kkandw.com

Michael Herd, Head of International Search & Consulting
+44 (0) 7903 035312 | michael.herd@kkandw.com