Upon completing a global search, the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB) named Jonathan (Jonny) Gray as its first Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) chief executive.
In February 2020, Gray will take over TIU management, heading professional tennis credibility teams overseeing ITF, ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as shielding athletes.
A 14-year risk management veteran, Gray joins the TIU from the U.S. firm Control Risk, where he worked as a senior partner overseeing integrity supervision of international sporting events including the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Jennie Price, TISB Chair, who headed the recruitment process appointment panel, said: “Jonny shares our determination to create the best, most innovative integrity organisation in sport, and his skills and experience will be vital in helping tennis to realise that ambition. I am delighted he will be joining us, and look forward to working with him.”
As CEO, Gray will report directly to TISB management, working closely with TIU Director Nigel Willerton and a 20-strong team of researchers, intelligence and academic experts that form the most committed anti-corruption agencies in professional sport.
The selection of a TIU CEO was a recommendation from the final report of the Independent Review Committee.
Gray commented: “This is a unique opportunity to work with a global sport in tackling issues around corruption and doping. I share the absolute commitment of tennis to achieving the highest standards of integrity and believe passionately in fair and clean sport. It is clear to me that much good work has already been done in this area, and I am looking forward to building on those strong foundations.”