Steve Wood Steps Down as Tennis Australia CEO

August 22, 2013

Steve Wood, cough | the chief executive of Tennis Australia (TA), has announced he will step down from his role after almost a decade in the job.

Wood on Thursday announced he has informed the board of his intention to resign from the role at the end of September.

“These have been eight fantastic years leading a major professional sport that is my lifelong passion, but I have decided to take a break,” Wood said.

“Tennis has always been a huge part of my life. That will not change. But I am looking forward to continuing to make a contribution to the game from a different perspective in the future.”

TA president Steve Healy congratulated Wood on how he has progressed the organisation in his time there.

“He took on the role at a time of great uncertainty within the organisation and has led the company into a very strong position,” Healy said.

“He helped transition Tennis Australia into a professional and well-run commercial entity that generates substantial revenue to help drive the growth of the sport of tennis.

“I wish Steve well with his future endeavours.”

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley will take over from Wood.

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