November 25, 2015

Michael Downey Named LTA Chief Executive


(September 24, 2013) The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has appointed Michael Downey as its new Chief Executive.

Downey has been President and CEO of Tennis Canada for the past 9 years Canada reached the semi-finals of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

Before his post at Tennis Canada, Downey held a series of executive positions including regional president for Canada’s largest brewery, Molson Canada.

“This is a huge privilege for me, at a fantastic time for British tennis,” Downey said. “We have a tremendous opportunity in front of us, and it is an honour to be able to lead the work of the LTA in getting more people playing tennis.”

Downey begins his position on January 6th 2014 and will relocate to the UK.

Downey replaces Roger Draper, who leaves the LTA at the end of this month after more than seven years.  During the interim period, the LTA’s Chief Operating Officer, Nick Humby, will lead the Executive.