AELTC confirms Brook departure

24 Oct 2018

By: Sport Industry Group

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) has confirmed that Philip Brook will step down from his post as chairman in December 2019.

A process to select a successor will begin in January 2019, with the new chair expected to be announced in the spring of 2019.

Brook, who has been a member of the All England Club since 1989, is set to end a nine-year tenure at the helm of the organisation, which owns and operates the annual Wimbledon championships.

Since his appointment in December 2010, Brook has overseen significant changes, including the building of a second retractable roof at Wimbledon, on the No.1 Court, as well as the staging of a quad wheelchair doubles exhibition event at The Championships 2018.

Brook was also at the helm as Wimbledon won both the Digital Platform of the Year and Best Use of Social Media awards for Wimbledon.com and the 2015 Sharing Moments that Matter campaign respectively at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2016. He also led Wimbledon to Brand of the Year at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2014.

News of the departure comes as Wimbledon edges closer to a £65 million expansion dependent of the purchase of the Wimbledon Park Golf Club, with a final decision set to be made in December.