New All-England Club Chairman Will Come In At The End Of The Year

March 12, 2019

Ian Hewitt will become chairman of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which hosts the annual Wimbledon tennis event, at the end of this year.

The AELTC has said that Hewitt, who joined the club’s committee in 2002, will succeed Chairman Philip Brook in December this year after being appointed vice chairman on Saturday.

Brook has been the club chairman of the AELTC for nine years and was involved in expanding the size of its grounds by the acquisition of the adjacent Wimbledon Park Golf Club in December last year.

He said in a statement: “Ian’s combination of business acumen and considerable experience serving on the AELTC Committee and as Chair of the Wimbledon Foundation ensures that he will provide the AELTC with strong leadership for the coming years.”

“For now, we look ahead to continuing our planning for a successful Championships in 2019 and a seamless handover in December 2019.”