Mervyn Davies has been appointed as the new chairman of Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
Davies currently serves as chairman of private equity firm Corsair Capital and investment vehicle LetterOne. He is also a senior independent director at alcoholic drinks giant Diageo and chairman of the trustees of the Royal Academy Trust.
In the sporting world, he is a former board member at English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur and is also a non-executive director of World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union.
Davies will replace David Gregson at the helm of the LTA at the end of September.
“I have huge shoes to fill and will do my best to make the sport accessible to all, whilst assisting the board, executive and council in their endeavours,” Davies said. “I am very excited about the role since I love many different sports and am a passionate tennis player."
Davies' arrival will come just three months after the LTA rolls out its performance pathway programme.