Newcastle United’s board increases to four members after new appointment is confirmed

Majed Al Sorour, the chief executive of Golf Saudi, has been appointed a director at Newcastle United.

Majed Al Sorour has been appointed as a director at Newcastle United.

Al Sorour, the chief executive of Golf Saudi, was confirmed as a director via Companies House on Friday, May 13.

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The Saudi Arabian businessman joins co-owners Amanda Staveley and Jamie Reuben and non-executive chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan on the board at Newcastle.

Indeed, Al Sorour is a close associate of Al-Rumayyan, the governor of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, and is a former professional footballer for Al Nassr.

Since retiring, Al Sorour has led Saudi Arabia’s drive to bring the world’s top golfers to play in the Gulf kingdom.

“As a country and in line with the goals of Vision 2030, we remain as ambitious as ever in continuing to develop and grow golf in the Kingdom,” Al Sorour said earlier this year.

“We have more members than ever before, more on-course Saudi success than we’ve ever had, more courses, more coaches, more kids picking up clubs: These are all very positive signs.

“While we continue to look ahead, we can take the odd moment to look back at what we’ve achieved to date and be very proud of that.”

Al Sorour has been pictured at St James’ Park on numerous occasions this season - most recently United’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, where he joined Mehrdad Ghodoussi, Reuben and Al-Rumayyan for a post-match kickabout.

He announced on LinkedIn he had become a director at Newcastle in January but the post was later deleted.