The Professional Squash Association (PSA) is the global governing body responsible for the administration of both men’s and women’s professional squash around the world.
With over 1,050 registered players and over 200 events taking place across the globe every year, the PSA World Tour and the PSA Challenger Tour – both managed and run by the PSA – showcases the game of squash at its highest level in some of the world’s most unique and stunning locations.
Overseeing the PSA are the Board of Directors, headed by chairman Ziad Al-Turki alongside Women’s President Sarah-Jane Perry and Men’s President Ali Farag.
Chairman: Ziad Al-Turki
Ziad Al-Turki was elected Chairman of the PSA in 2008 and, under his stewardship, the organisation has seen exponential growth. A Saudi-Arabian businessman with a wealth of experience, Al-Turki has helped elevate the sport to new heights.
Men's President: Ali Farag
Farag, Egypt’s World No.3 who won his first World Series title at the 2017 U.S. Open, has taken over from England’s former World No.1 James Willstrop as the Men’s President. Since graduating from Harvard University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2014, Farag has established himself as one of the most popular players on the PSA World Tour.
Women’s President: Sarah-Jane Perry
Perry has been a serial title winner since first joining the tour in 2007 and is one of the world's leading players. A Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Perry has been at the forefront of women's squash for a number of years and has enjoyed a career-high ranking of No.6, as well as title wins at the prestigious Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco.
Current England No.3 Selby has been one of his country’s leading players for the best part of a 12-year career and joins the PSA with the goal of helping his fellow players to bring their point of view and ideas to the table. The 11-time PSA World Tour winner will supplement his duties as Director with the continuation of his fine career on the PSA World Tour
Nimick has strong expertise in squash, sports and entertainment marketing having forged a successful playing career during the 1980s. Nimick served as a PSA Executive Director between 1994-1999 and has contributed to more than 40 PSA World Tour events over the last 20 years, including PSA World Series tournaments such as the Tournament of Champions and US Open.
World Squash Federation Vice-President Pablo Serna is the first person to serve both the WSF and PSA concurrently. The election of Serna, President of the Colombian Squash Federation, illustrates the very close and strong partnership between WSF, the International Federation for squash, and the PSA.
Former PSA Tour Director Claudia Schurmann has worked in squash for 15 years and was elected to the PSA board in 2018. She speaks six languages and has a wealth of expertise in management and finance having worked in a range of senior positions around the globe. Claudia was instrumental in relocating the PSA offices from Cardiff to Leeds and worked for the organisation for four years before returning to her native Switzerland.
Mike Puertas has been involved in squash in both the UK and USA for 35 years, first as a player and then as a promoter. Puertas has promoted more than 20 PSA events while also working closely with US Squash, advising and helping structure the US Junior Circuit/rankings and initiating the US U23 program.
Rowena Samarasinhe has well over a decade of dedicated experience in the sports industry and is currently the Managing Director of GENSport Limited as well as a Partner at niche sports, media and entertainment law firm Level. In addition to those roles, Samarasinhe also serves as a Trustee of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity as well as an Advisor and Coach at Equiida.