Tennis Australia CEO Steve Wood Quits, Will Be Replaced by Tiley

Tennis Australia said Chief Executive Officer Steve Wood will resign at the end of next month and will be replaced by Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley.

The 51-year-old Wood, a professional player during the mid 1980s, said in a Tennis Australia statement today that he had decided to “take a break” and planned to “make a contribution to the game from a different perspective in the future.”

During Wood’s eight-year tenure, the Melbourne-based governing body doubled its revenue to about A$172 million ($154 million) in the year ended June 30, 2012.

Wood was a former junior rival of 1986 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash and played on the men’s tennis circuit from 1985 to 1987. He quit the sport to focus on a career in the telecommunications industry before joining Tennis Australia.

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