Meet the Team
59club Asia Director of Operations
Araya, a former Ladies Professional Golfer and one of the most successful from Thailand who held a fully exempt Tour Card, playing on the Thai-LPGA and China-LPGA Tours from 2010 - 2018, along with competing on the Asian Ladies Tour.
She is a multi-talented industry professional who has travelled the globe as a professional golfer and represented highly commercially successful brands such as Chang Drinking Water, Singha and golf industry giants J. Lindeburg Clothing and Callaway Golf for many years. Araya also holds a Bachelor degree, specializing in Communication of Art from Bangkok University International College.
Araya now utilizes her talent and considerable skills within the commercial and services world of the hospitality industry, working with 59club Asia, leading the business from an Asia perspective as Director of Operations. She has established a solid foundation working with many leading golf courses and hotels in Thailand and throughout Asia. Her focus is to continue to further development of the service culture and drive the contribution of 59club Asia to further enhance the hospitality industry in the Asian region
Neal has over 20 years’ experience working in the golf and hospitality industry at the highest level.
Having worked for Marriott Hotels for 13 years in various management roles, he moved to Dubai in 2009 for the pre-opening of Jumeirah Golf Estates. In his capacity as General Manager, Neal oversaw the rapid growth and development of the club and its facilities including two Greg Norman designed courses Fire and Earth, whilst hosting 8 DP World Tour Championships the finale event of the Race to Dubai schedule.
A well respected and known professional who has developed and nurtured key industry stakeholders’ relationships throughout the Middle East and beyond.
Having been involved with 59club for over 5 years, Mark has an in depth knowledge of the 59club services and criteria.
Mark has previous operational experience at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales, an existing 59club client, as well as 10 years experience working in Dubai at Jebel Ali Resort, Meydan Golf & Jumeirah Golf Estates in various management positions.