23 December 2019

All England Lawn Tennis club announce Sally Bolton as first female chief after 2020 Wimbledon Championships

The All England Lawn Tennis Club have announced Sally Bolton will replace Richard Lewis as their chief executive, becoming the first female to be appointed in the role.

Bolton, 45, who is currently the club's strategic planning and operations director, boasts an impressive CV that includes helping to deliver the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and serving as managing director of the committee organising the World Athletics Championships in London in 2017

Upon her appointment, she said: “I am thrilled to be appointed as the next chief executive of the AELTC. In my four years working here to date I have learned what a special place the All England Club is and to be asked to lead such a fantastic organisation through the next period of its history is a tremendous honour and privilege. 

"We have some fascinating challenges and opportunities ahead of us, and I look forward to working with Richard to achieve a successful transition before he steps down, and with Ian, the committee and the rest of the executive team to ensure that Wimbledon continues to be regarded as highly as it is today.”

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