ITF hires ex-WTA executive Walker

ITF hires ex-WTA executive Walker

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has appointed Andrew Walker as its new commercial director.

Walker joins world tennis' governing body from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) where was chief marketing officer and was part of the team which closed major commercial deals with the likes of Xerox, Sony Ericsson and Rolex.

He replaces Kenny MacLeod in the role at the ITF, which organises the Davis and Federation Cups, as well as the Hopman Cup.

“We have known Andrew for many years and believe he will be a great asset to our commercial team," said Francesco Ricci Bitti, the ITF's president.

"At the same time, we wish Kenny well for the future and thank him for his efforts on our behalf.”

Walker took up his role at the ITF's London headquarters on 7th January.