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Cirencester Park Polo Club appoints new CEO

27 April 2022
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The Board of Cirencester Park Polo Club has announced the appointment of Mark Hayden-Kellard as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Mark has broad and extensive experience in the polo industry, spanning over 30 years, including playing as a professional for 23 years.

Beyond polo itself, his insights include business development strategy, sales & marketing, project and asset management. He has been responsible for overall business delivery in management, executive, and board roles as well as time spent serving in the British Army.

From 2003 to 2010 Mark was involved in the management of the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, running his polo school, the largest in the country, as Head Coach for nine years.

From 2010 to 2012 he went on to manage a portfolio of HNW private clients out of Guards Polo Club, organising all their polo training and tournaments. Up until this year, he continued to play at Guards as a pro.

From 2012 Mark took up position as Commercial Director at Ham polo Club to drive the business through a period of commercial expansion.

In his spare time, Mark runs a private property portfolio and enjoys flying helicopters. He lives in Berkshire with his wife and working pointer, Coco.


Peter Davison is deputy editor of The Business Magazine. He has spent his life in journalism – doing work experience in newsrooms in and around Bristol while still at school, and landing his first job on a local newspaper aged 19. By 28 he was the youngest newspaper editor in the country.

An early advocate of online news, he spent the first years of the 2000s telling his bosses that the internet posed both the biggest opportunity and greatest threat to the newspaper industry and the art of journalism. He was right on both counts.

Since 2006 he has enjoyed a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in rural Wiltshire with one wife, two children, and three cats.

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