Tennis Scotland has announced the appointment of two new well known businessmen to its Board of Directors.
Gordon Bell becomes Governance Director and Jonny Curley Participation Director and, as Chairman Blane Dodds asserts, will be valuable additions. “Both Gordon and Jonny bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be a great asset to Tennis Scotland. I am sure they will both endeavour to further support the development of our Strategic Plan and tennis in Scotland.”
Gordon is partner and Head of Litigation at Dallas McMillan Solicitors in Glasgow. His areas of expertise include personal injury claims (as a Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist), employment law and commercial contract litigation. He also heads up his firm's marketing, and oversees governance and compliance.
Gordon's tennis background is impressive and gives him a real understanding of the sport in Scotland and the UK. He was a member of the West of Scotland senior county team from 1986-2000, was top-ranked Scottish junior in 1986, number 4-ranked senior in 1987 and is a former British University singles and doubles champion. Gordon is still playing competitive tennis and represented Strathgryffe TC this year in the West of Scotland summer doubles premier league. He is a committee member at Strathgryffe.
Gordon commented, “I am delighted to join the Board and look forward to helping Tennis Scotland by fulfilling my Governance remit and helping in any other way I can.”
Jonny Curly is an Owner and Director of Origin Fitness where he manages the sales and marketing division of the business. The company has grown from a start in 2010 to the current position of 50 staff. Origin Fitness a leading provider of fitness equipment in the UK with a turnover grown to more than £8 million per annum. Jonny is also a board member of the company and responsible for the governance and development of the companies five year strategy to expand with the UK and launch further into Europe.
Jonny has spent a large proportion of his life playing, competing, developing and coaching tennis and this experience will provide a strong basis to contribute to Tennis Scotland. During his time as coach of Thorn Park Lawn Tennis Club, the club underwent a transformation in participation and was awarded club of the year with Jonny being awarded coach of the year for the development programme and participation strategy.
Jonny is also relishing his new role. “Hopefully I can build upon a lot of the good work that has been established and I look forward to supporting the team over the next few years.”