Richard Lewis has been named as the new Chief Executive of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Lewis is the current Chairman of the Rugby Football League (RFL) and Chair of Sport England.
He will start at the All England Club on 1 May 2012.
Richard Lewis said: “I am delighted to be taking up the role of Chief Executive at the All England Club. As a former tennis professional, the prospect of helping shape the future of the Club and the premier tennis tournament in the world is one to be relished. I leave the RFL after ten fulfilling years during which the sport has grown and prospered. I am extremely grateful to all the colleagues with whom I have had the privilege to work. I shall enjoy continuing my role at Sport England albeit with less time commitment.”