Tennis Integrity Unit names Gray as first CEO

17 October 2019

The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has appointed Jonathan Gray as the first chief executive of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the professional sport’s anti-corruption body.

Gray will take up his new role in February 2020 and assume responsibility for leading the development of the TIU as it evolves into a broader-based integrity organisation.

He will report to the independent Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board and work closely with TIU director Nigel Willerton and a team of investigators and intelligence and education specialists.

In addition, Gray will take responsibility for integrating the existing tennis anti-doping function into a new legal entity with overall responsibility for integrity in tennis.

Last month, the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board announced that the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program and Tennis Anti-Doping Programme would merge as part of an effort to enhance the integrity of the sport.

“This is a unique opportunity to work with a global sport in tackling issues around corruption and doping,” Gray said. “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.”

Gray takes on the new role having spent more than 14 years as a senior partner at specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks. He also had a 20-year career in the British Army, commanding operations in Belfast and Iraq, and also seeing action in the Balkans, Falklands, Canada and Europe.

Jennie Price, the independent chair of the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board, added: “Jonny was the outstanding candidate in a very strong and varied field. He 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.”