The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has appointed Karen Moorhouse as its new CEO, beginning in the new year.
Moorhouse will assume her position on 6 February, filling the leadership role which has been vacant for three months following the departure of former CEO Jonny Gray in September.
The ITIA was established in 2020 by the International Governing Bodies of Tennis to safeguard professional tennis’ integrity globally, and in early 2022 its remit was expanded by taking on management of anti-doping duties.
Moorhouse stated that she had been impressed by the ‘calibre of individuals’ in the ITIA’s team and across the sport of tennis, and the commitment of stakeholders to upholding sporting integrity.
“By establishing and funding the ITIA, tennis is already rightly recognised as leading the way in how it deals with integrity matters,” she continued.
“I will be focussed on working with our stakeholders and other organisations in the sporting, anti-doping and betting landscape to continue to find new ways of educating and supporting players (and others involved in the sport) and monitoring compliance with the rules.
“All with the overriding aim of ensuring that Tennis remains a trusted sport attracting new players, commercial partners and fans.”
Moorhouse joins the ITIA after 14 years at England’s Rugby Football League (RFL), where she held a number of senior positions including Chief Regulatory Officer.
Her career in rugby league administration included a Non-Executive Director role on the RFL’s board, joining the management team for the 2022 Rugby League World Cup.
Jennie Price, Chair of the ITIA Board, said: “Karen stood out from a strong field of candidates as the person who combines the skills, experience and personal qualities to take integrity in tennis to the next level.
“As well as a deep knowledge of integrity in sport, she brings impressive governance and commercial experience to the role. Above all, she is team-focused, inclusive and collaborative. I am delighted she has decided to join us.”