Jonathan Gray has been appointed 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 he will work closely with TIU director Nigel Willerton and a team of investigators and intelligence as well as education specialists.
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, Europe Falklands, and Canada.
Gray’s responsibility in his new position involves integrating the existing tennis anti-doping function into a new legal entity with overall responsibility for integrity in tennis. Gary said that it would be an exceptional opportunity to work with a global sport in tackling issues around corruption and doping. He added that he shared an unlimited commitment of tennis to accomplishing the highest standards of integrity.
There’s no doubt that Gray will give the best as the chief executive of (TIU). Jennie Price, the independent chair of the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board, noted that Gray was an outstanding candidate in a powerful and varied field and he shared their determination to create the best, most innovative integrity organization in sport. His skills and experience would hence be fundamental in helping tennis to recognize that objective.