The Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA) today announced that current president Natalie Grainger will be assuming the role as WISPA Principal with immediate effect.
“Natalie has been WISPA’s President for over six years, and will assume her extended role until a suitable permanent candidate is found, allowing us to begin the transition from former CEO Andrew Shelley immediately,” explained WISPA Chairman Ingrid Lofdahl-Bentzer.
“Natalie’s appointment has been unanimously agreed by all members of the WISPA Board and it serves to ensure that the association receives the full attention it deserves throughout the transition period for the benefit of its members.”
Natalie Grainger stated: “I am delighted to serve the association to the fullest, particularly during this transition period. WISPA has a tremendously successful history and it is vital that during this interim period we do not lose any momentum. I am of course extremely familiar with players, promoters and stakeholders in our sport and am committed to ensuring WISPA’s best interests are maintained.”
The Board are delighted that Natalie has agreed to the appointment to ensure a smooth transition. “We are very fortunate that Natalie has agreed to take up a role at the helm, for which she is eminently qualified,” added the Chairman. “Work has already begun in the search for a permanent CEO and we have been very encouraged by the quality of some of the potential candidates.”