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PSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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 1,400 registered players and over 600 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: Saurav Ghosal

Saurav Ghosal, who became the first Indian player to claim a place in the world’s top 10 during the 2018-19 campaign, has taken over from Egypt’s World No.1 Ali Farag as the Men’s President. Ghosal has established himself as India’s finest ever male player and has 10 PSA titles to his name

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.5, as well as title wins at the prestigious Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco.

Daryl Selby

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

John Nimick

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.

Ahmad Bassam

A former squash coach and tournament manager at the highly-regarded Wadi Degla Clubs in Egypt, Ahmad Bassam has a wealth of experience working in the sports management and information technology sectors.

Claudia Schurmann

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

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.

Ashley Bernhard

Ashley Bernhard served as Deputy Chairman of the PSA between 2015-2017 and has pioneered the Tournament of Champions Women’s Squash Leadership Programme in addition to chairing the prestigious Carol Weymuller Open for a number of years.

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