East of Scotland Tennis add to Board with three new appointments

East of Scotland Tennis has added more experience to its Board with the appointment of three new non-executive directors.

Michelle McLeod, Matthew Meredith and Scott Douglas were all elected to the Board at the East of Scotland Tennis AGM this week, bringing with them knowledge and understanding of sponsorship and events management, media and communications, and the financial and insurance industries.

Michelle McLeod has over 25 years’ experience working in marketing within the private, public and charitable sectors, and has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious brands. Her sponsorship experience stretches across the arts, entertainment and sport – at one stage managing sponsorship of Wheelchair Tennis Champion, Gordon Reid.

Matthew Meredith has a background in Insurance and Financial Services in the City of London, where he is the CEO of a specialist insurance and risk management broker dedicated to the entertainment, sports and media industries. He brings a wealth of experience across the financial sector, risk management and sports sponsorship.

Scott Douglas works in media and communications for the UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade. Scott previously worked in the legal and education sectors and has over 13 years’ experience of media handling, crisis communications and working on national campaigns.

Speaking after the AGM Viki Mendelssohn, Chair of East of Scotland LTA commented:

“We’re delighted to welcome Michelle, Matthew and Scott on to the board of East of Scotland Tennis. They bring with them an exciting range of different skills and experiences.

“Their knowledge will only add to the already strong board we have. With this expanded team I’m confident that we’re well equipped to meet the challenges of supporting tennis in the East of Scotland and developing players and competitions in the region.

“We have a number of exciting initiatives and partnerships we wish to deliver in 2024 and having the new Board members experience will be invaluable.”

The Board of East of Scotland Tennis is made up of volunteers, all of whom give up their time, their business knowledge, and their experience for the love of sport.

The Board’s aim is to deliver a sustainable strategic plan for Tennis in East of Scotland, one that will assist in developing players and competitions for all levels of players in the region.

The Board is also responsible for the governance of the sport locally and East of Scotland Tennis work with Tennis Scotland across competitions, coaching and performance. East of Scotland are financially independent and not for profit, any income is reinvested back into Tennis in East of Scotland.