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Karen Moorhouse named tennis integrity body’s new CEO.

Karen Moorhouse named tennis integrity body’s new CEO.

Karen Moorhouse has been named because the new chief executive of the Worldwide Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA).

Moorhouse, who replaces Jonny Gray, will join the organisation on 6 February 2023 after 14 years on the Rugby Soccer League in the UK the build she became as soon as chief regulatory officer. Moorhouse additionally served as a non-executive director on the board of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 that became as soon as hosted in England earlier this year.

The ITIA is an just physique established in 2020 by the Worldwide Governing Our bodies of Tennis to promote, relief, give a increase to and safeguard the integrity of educated tennis worldwide. The physique has issued sanctions in opposition to slightly a pair of tennis players learned to bear breached making a bet and match-fixing options, with four players banned and fined over the final week alone.

Moorhouse said: “I am completely jubilant to be joining and already hugely impressed by the calibre of people I bear met to this level on the ITIA and across the game, and their dedication to integrity. By organising and funding the ITIA, tennis is already rightly recognised as main the capability in how it offers with integrity matters.

“I can be focussed on working with our stakeholders and various organisations in the wearing, anti-doping and making a bet panorama to continue to search out new ways of teaching and supporting players (and others focused on the game) and monitoring compliance with the foundations. All with the overriding goal of guaranteeing that tennis remains a trusted sport attracting new players, business partners and followers.”

Spectacular governance

Old CEO Gray, who departed in September, became as soon as appointed to the job in 2019 to oversee the formation of the ITIA which subsumed the oldschool Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) in 2021.

Jennie Discover, chair of the ITIA board, said: “Karen stood out from a solid self-discipline of candidates because the individual that combines the abilities, journey and non-public qualities to decide out integrity in tennis to the subsequent level.

“As smartly as a deep information of integrity in sport, she brings spectacular governance and business journey to the position. Above all, she is crew-centered, inclusive and collaborative. I am jubilant she has determined to enroll in us.”

Closing month, the ITIA provided one of its most high-profile rulings when it issued US tennis coaches Bob Bryan and Mardy Fish with fines of $10,000 (£8,363/€9,659) each and every for breaching the game’s making a bet sponsorship options.

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