06 Apr TENNIS IRELAND CEO TO STEP DOWN IN AUGUST
Tennis Ireland announced today that Des Allen CEO will step down from his position on the 5th August 2016. A process to appoint his successor is now underway and Tennis Ireland expects to have an appointment made by August.
Commenting on this major change for the organisation David Barber, Chairman of the Board of Tennis Ireland, said “I would like to thank Des Allen for his long and distinguished service to Tennis Ireland. He has been a great champion for Tennis in Ireland and I know everyone would like to wish him the very best for the future. The Board is very grateful to him for everything he has contributed in the role over 20 years to the organisation and to the sport.”
Commenting on his forthcoming departure Des Allen said “I will have completed twenty years of service with Tennis Ireland in early August and I feel this is the right time to move on. Tennis has been my passion for most of my life and I feel privileged to have been able to work in the sport at this level for this period. I am pleased to be leaving Tennis Ireland at a time when the numbers playing our sport are growing again. Equally, our National Academy is now producing a generation of players capable of competing in Grand Slam tennis. I am leaving Tennis Ireland as an organisation which is very solid in terms of financial performance and governance and I would like to wish the incoming CEO every success. For me it’s time to begin the third act!”