The Board of the PGA Tour of Australasia announced the appointment of golfing great Peter Senior as Chairman of the Tour, following their Annual General Meeting at Coolum this week. Unanimously voted by the Board, the announcement that Senior will lead the organisation into a new era was warmly welcomed by players yesterday and Senior graciously accepted the position and confirmed his commitment to the role in front of playing members and fellow Board directors. “It is a great honour to be nominated and I am delighted to accept the position of Chairman of the PGA Tour of Australasia”, said Senior. “It&aposs a very exciting and challenging time for the Tour as we head into a new era of change and growth as we work with the other golf organisations in the region to enhance playing opportunities for our membership.” “In the past few years I have served on the Australasian Tour board as a playing member and director and I am keen to step up and lead the organisation with the support of the dedicated board and staff.” A member of the PGA Tour Board for ten years, Senior is one of Australasia&aposs most prolific winners with trophies from more than 26 tournaments around the world. Amongst his Australasian victories are the 1989 Australian Open and Johnnie Walker Classic, the 1991 & 1995 Australian Masters and the 2003 Australian PGA Championship. Peter Senior takes over the role of Chairman from another golfing great Wayne Grady who announced earlier he was stepping down from the role due to playing commitments on the seniors Champions Tour in the US next year. Grady served as a Director then Chairman of the PGA Tour of Australasia since 2000 but did not feel he could commit sufficient time to the role with a full time Champions Tour schedule in 2007. Senior said the Tour was grateful to Grady for the role he played as Chairman of the Tour. “On behalf of the Staff, the board and the players I would like to thank Grades for the substantial work and efforts he has put into his role as Chairman for the past six years. There have been many challenges and changes over that time and Grades&apos dedication to the job was outstanding.” Another highly regarded PGA Tour player Peter O Malley was also elected as a Director of PGA Tour. O&aposMalley, an Australian Junior Champion has won on titles on the Australasian, European and Nationwide Tours including the 1995 New Zealand Open (Dec), 1998 Canon Challenge (Australia), 2002 Holden Clearwater Classic (Australia) and the 2005 ING New Zealand PGA Championship The PGA Tour of Australasia is the responsible sanctioning body for elite male professional tournament golf in Australia, New Zealand and into Asia, conducting the PGA Tour Order of Merit. PGA Tour is also the regional representative on the International Federation of PGA Tours, and the representative body for Australian and New Zealand male professional tournament playing professionals.