After a 23-year relationship with the Professional Squash Association, which started when he turned professional in 1986, Robert Graham has stood down as a member of the PSA Board.
The US-based Englishman, a former British National U14 champion, British No. 1 (in U12, U16 and U19), and PSA World No. 30, joined the PSA Board in December 1998.
“I have been involved with the PSA as a player, promoter, and Board member for 23 years so this was an extremely hard decision to make, but one that I know in my heart is the right decision for all concerned,” said Graham, longtime Squash Professional in Santa Barbara, CA. “A Board member must be able to make the PSA one of his top priorities and I am no longer able to do that with the demands of a new baby at home and more management responsibilities at work in difficult economic times.
“The PSA gave me the opportunity to lead the life that I treasure today and I will never forget the many wonderful experiences that I had in different parts of the world over so many years. I am delighted to be leaving the Association in the best hands that it has been in during my entire involvement with the association. There is true dedication, deep knowledge in many areas, and a passion to drive the game to the next level,” Graham added.
“I will continue to follow the progress of the association and its players with close interest.”
Alex Gough, CEO of the PSA and a former fellow Tour professional, said: “Having known Robert for my entire squash career and beyond, I know this decision was not an easy one. His commitment and dedication to the sport he loves has been second to none. We all wish him the best with his new family addition, Marshall, and hope that at some point in the future he returns to having more involvement in squash.”