LDC has appointed Ged Gould, previously finance director at portfolio company American Golf, as portfolio director.
The specialist golf retailer was sold to Sun European Partners at the start of the year. Gould's departure follows the exit of American Golf chief executive Nick Wood, who is to become the chief executive of Pets at Home next month.
Gould worked for American Golf for over seven years and during that time the retailer doubled sales to over £100m (€119.7m). He qualified as an accountant with KPMG and then went on to join Bridgepoint Capital. Following these positions he went on to senior roles at Pilkington and James Briggs.